“I did not cheat, I didn’t dope. I’m proud of that, and I think I beat two of the really great cyclists of my era, Hinault and Fignon.”
Cycling was only half the battle for comeback king Greg LeMond. USA’s sole Tour de France champion on Lance, lawsuits, trauma, triumphs and his dream of a return to the sport at 58 years of age.
The Rouleur Longreads Podcast brings you selected long form articles from the magazine, especially recorded for Rouleur. Don’t stop what you’re doing – do it while listening to the world’s best cycling writing.
The latest in this series is ‘Greg LeMond’ by Andy McGrath, from Rouleur 19.7. Download the Rouleur app and use the code GREG to read the whole issue free of charge.
More Rouleur long reads
Teniel Campbell by Andy McGrath
The Crash by Pedro Horrillo
Deserter’s Dirty Weekend in Koksijdeh
Watopian Ideals by Ian Cleverly
The Rise of Gravel by Hugo Gladstone
Notes on Belgium by Morten Okbo
Heartbroken by Emil Helweg Foget and Ole Obitsø
Chris Froome and the Seventh Circle by Ned Boulting
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