Hang around a group of experienced cyclists discussing the USA Pro Cycling Challenge or this year’s new Colorado Classic, and sooner or later—probably sooner—they’ll bring up the Coors Classic.
The excellent critic Feargal McKay has reviewed Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer for Podium Cafe.
When Sean Kelly turned professional in 1977, cycling was a very different sport from the one we know today. With its impenetrable language and customs, it required an apprenticeship that, even for a French national, was tough.
Greg LeMond always said he would trade a worlds for a Paris-Roubaix. Enjoy this gallery of photographs from Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer during the spring classics, the Tour, or anytime of the racing season.
In the chapter American Flyers, Greg LeMond’s rival Jeff Bradley shares what it was like to race against the young LeMond.
In this excerpt from How Bad Do You Want It?, pioneering American cyclist Greg LeMond races against the clock—and his rival Laurent Fignon—in an individual time trial stage of the Tour de France.
Here’s how you can replay excerpts from Slaying the Badger to enjoy coverage of the entire 1986 Tour de France.
Enjoy the entire first chapter from Richard Moore’s book Slaying the Badger.
VeloPress is not affiliated with the ESPN documentary film that is based on Richard Moore’s book Slaying the Badger, but here’s what we know about it.
Greg LeMond awoke in Paris on Sunday, July 23, the final day of the 1989 Tour de France, and wondered what the next 12 hours held in store. The previous evening he had told his soigneur, Otto Jacome, that he thought he could do
We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the 1986 Tour de France, which we feel will go down in history as the greatest ever Tour.
Shimano ad for Greg LeMond, 1986 Velo-news
Excerpt from 1986 Velo-News about Greg LeMond’s win at the 1986 Tour de France
Greg LeMond appears on the cover of Velo-news magazine after winning the 1986 Tour de France!
Ad from 1986 Velo-news magazine showing readers where to buy Velo-news books
After Bernard Hinault was weighed so he could be given his weight in coffee by cycling trade sponsor Cafe de Colombia, it was on to stage 22, a 194km ceremonial march from Clermont- Ferrand to Nevers.
1986 ad that ran in Velo-News magazine during the Tour de France
Today’s stage 21 was a hilly one that finished atop the Puy de Dôme—the spectacular dome-shaped volcanic plug in the Massif Central. The Puy de Dôme is a climb of rich symbolism and incident, where Hinault had fancied claiming his first yellow jersey in 1978, where Eddy Merckx had been punched in the kidneys three years earlier. This year, the mountain’s role is to perhaps allow a challenger to make one last, desperate bid for the yellow jersey.