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By Elliott Almond and Elliott Almond,Los Angeles Times | December 9, 1990
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The shotgun blast pierced the still spring morning with a deafening ring.Greg LeMond would recall two years later that the blast sounded as if it had come from his gun, not from one 25 yards away."
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | July 9, 1992
American fans of one of the world's great sporting events face a good news/bad news situation this year.The good news is they can find same-day coverage of every one of the 21 stages of the Tour de France bicycle race on their television sets.The bad news is they can only watch it on cable, via the all-sports ESPN network, a basic-subscription service in most areas.The grueling endurance event began Saturday and concludes July 26 on the Champs Elysses in Paris. And midway through the first week, American Greg LeMond, a three-time winner, remains among the favorites after a seventh-place finish last year.
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July 18, 1991
Basketball* The Baltimore 13-and-under AAU team has won its first three games in the national tournament in Roanoke, Va. Baltimore defeated Missouri, 76-58, Charlotte, N.C., 56-41, and Oakland, Calif., 70-54. Tommy Polley and Daniel Schick have been the leading scorers at 17 and 16 per game, respectively.TENNIS* Martina Navratilova and her former companion, Judy Nelson, watched in court the videotape that recorded their signing of a cohabitation agreement in 1986. Nelson is suing the tennis star for half of the assets accumulated during their seven-year relationship, which Navratilova broke off earlier this year.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 18, 1992
WASHINGTON -- By the time Greg LeMond left the start house for the final leg of the Tour Du Pont, a crowd estimated near 100,000 had lined the streets.From the start at RFK Stadium to Capitol Hill to Rock Creek Park and back, people jockeyed for position. They yelled LeMond's name. They waved and clapped their encouragement as he strained to pedal his bike faster than anyone else along the rough, 14-mile course on his way to the finish line.Everyone had come to see LeMond, this country's greatest cyclist.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 20, 1991
Greg LeMond, who rode a masterful race through the first half of the Tour de France, now faces his most difficult challenge since 1989, when he overcame France's Laurent Fignon on the final day.LeMond, from Wayzata, Minn., was left struggling a kilometer from the top of the Col du Tourmalet, the highest point of the Tour as he "cracked and paid the price."The damage was inflicted by Italian rival Claudio Chiappucci, who set a blistering pace up the 6,935-foot peak known as the Toit du Tour, or Roof of the Tour.
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July 24, 1991
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) -- Greg LeMond's reign at the Tour de France appears to be nearing an end.The three-time champion fell further behind leader Miguel Indurain after yesterday's famed 78-mile stage through the Alps. With just five stages to go in the 22-stage race, LeMond remained fifth overall -- 6 minutes, 39 seconds behind the leader.LeMond, who usually excels in the mountains, finished 14th in the stage that began in Gap -- 1:58 behind stage winner Gianni Bugno of Italy.Indurain, meanwhile, strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey by finishing behind Bugno, with Luc Leblanc of France third.
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By Samuel Abt | July 23, 1991
GAP, France -- By word and deed, Greg LeMond did his best yesterday to dispel the rumors about his health. With a stunning second place in a sprint finish and a gain of 26 seconds on the leader of the race, LeMond managed to sway a few people.He was far less successful with his words. "I'm feeling normal, a little tired but looking forward to seeing what happens," he said this morning before the Tour de France began its third and last transition stage between the Pyrenees and the Alps.But his comments did not stop the speculation about the American rider, who is seeking his third consecutive victory in the world's greatest bicycle race.
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By Samuel Abt and Samuel Abt,New York Times | July 8, 1991
LYONS, France -- Maybe Greg LeMond was right when he said all he needed to turn his season around was some hot weather.Finding temperatures in the 80s and 90s in Lyons for the start of the Tour de France, LeMond finished part of his weekend's work in a familiar garment: the yellow jersey of the leader of the world's greatest bicycle race.He wore it yesterday and later lost it -- the hard way.On Saturday, LeMond had finished third in the prologue to the Tour. But in the first of two stages yesterday he helped drive a breakaway by 11 riders, briefly gaining the jersey.
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By Frank Lawlor and Frank Lawlor,Knight-Ridder | July 26, 1991
AIX-LES-BAINS, France -- The bright eyes, the broad smile, the charm returned to Greg LeMond's face yesterday. He was still the beaten champion, but he no longer looked beaten or sounded beaten.He said that, yes, this year's Tour de France had taught him some rugged lessons and had whipped the daylights out of his body. But, just in case anyone had any doubts, he announced that he would be back for at least "two or three more" assaults on the world's greatest cycling race."I can't give up," he said, sitting on the step of his team van as a crowd crushed in around him after the close of yesterday's 19th stage.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 18, 1992
WASHINGTON -- By the time Greg LeMond left the start house for the final leg of the Tour Du Pont, a crowd estimated near 100,000 had lined the streets.From the start at RFK Stadium to Capitol Hill to Rock Creek Park and back, people jockeyed for position. They yelled LeMond's name. They waved and clapped their encouragement as he strained to pedal his bike faster than anyone else along the rough, 14-mile course on his way to the finish line.Everyone had come to see LeMond, this country's greatest cyclist.
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By Frank Lawlor and Frank Lawlor,Knight-Ridder | July 26, 1991
AIX-LES-BAINS, France -- The bright eyes, the broad smile, the charm returned to Greg LeMond's face yesterday. He was still the beaten champion, but he no longer looked beaten or sounded beaten.He said that, yes, this year's Tour de France had taught him some rugged lessons and had whipped the daylights out of his body. But, just in case anyone had any doubts, he announced that he would be back for at least "two or three more" assaults on the world's greatest cycling race."I can't give up," he said, sitting on the step of his team van as a crowd crushed in around him after the close of yesterday's 19th stage.
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July 24, 1991
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) -- Greg LeMond's reign at the Tour de France appears to be nearing an end.The three-time champion fell further behind leader Miguel Indurain after yesterday's famed 78-mile stage through the Alps. With just five stages to go in the 22-stage race, LeMond remained fifth overall -- 6 minutes, 39 seconds behind the leader.LeMond, who usually excels in the mountains, finished 14th in the stage that began in Gap -- 1:58 behind stage winner Gianni Bugno of Italy.Indurain, meanwhile, strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey by finishing behind Bugno, with Luc Leblanc of France third.
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By Samuel Abt | July 23, 1991
GAP, France -- By word and deed, Greg LeMond did his best yesterday to dispel the rumors about his health. With a stunning second place in a sprint finish and a gain of 26 seconds on the leader of the race, LeMond managed to sway a few people.He was far less successful with his words. "I'm feeling normal, a little tired but looking forward to seeing what happens," he said this morning before the Tour de France began its third and last transition stage between the Pyrenees and the Alps.But his comments did not stop the speculation about the American rider, who is seeking his third consecutive victory in the world's greatest bicycle race.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 20, 1991
Greg LeMond, who rode a masterful race through the first half of the Tour de France, now faces his most difficult challenge since 1989, when he overcame France's Laurent Fignon on the final day.LeMond, from Wayzata, Minn., was left struggling a kilometer from the top of the Col du Tourmalet, the highest point of the Tour as he "cracked and paid the price."The damage was inflicted by Italian rival Claudio Chiappucci, who set a blistering pace up the 6,935-foot peak known as the Toit du Tour, or Roof of the Tour.
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July 18, 1991
Basketball* The Baltimore 13-and-under AAU team has won its first three games in the national tournament in Roanoke, Va. Baltimore defeated Missouri, 76-58, Charlotte, N.C., 56-41, and Oakland, Calif., 70-54. Tommy Polley and Daniel Schick have been the leading scorers at 17 and 16 per game, respectively.TENNIS* Martina Navratilova and her former companion, Judy Nelson, watched in court the videotape that recorded their signing of a cohabitation agreement in 1986. Nelson is suing the tennis star for half of the assets accumulated during their seven-year relationship, which Navratilova broke off earlier this year.
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By Samuel Abt and Samuel Abt,New York Times | July 8, 1991
LYONS, France -- Maybe Greg LeMond was right when he said all he needed to turn his season around was some hot weather.Finding temperatures in the 80s and 90s in Lyons for the start of the Tour de France, LeMond finished part of his weekend's work in a familiar garment: the yellow jersey of the leader of the world's greatest bicycle race.He wore it yesterday and later lost it -- the hard way.On Saturday, LeMond had finished third in the prologue to the Tour. But in the first of two stages yesterday he helped drive a breakaway by 11 riders, briefly gaining the jersey.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | May 9, 1991
WILMINGTON, Del. -- When anyone suggests Greg LeMond is the greatest competitor in professional bicycle racing and a favorite in whatever race he is running, his expression is always the same: like that of a deer caught unexpectedly in a car's headlights late at night.The last thing he needs, as the Tour Du Pont begins with its prologue here this evening, is to be fingered as the favorite.This, after all, is not his race. It's not even LeMond's time of the year."If I could schedule this race, I'd make it two weeks before the Tour de France or a week after," LeMond said yesterday.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | March 24, 1991
If Bo Jackson's sporting career is over, that would make him the last of the great baseball stars, and even he didn't exactly qualify. He was a hybrid, a baseball-football freak whose like we hadn't seen since Jim Thorpe. And it took a shoe commercial to make him really famous anyway.Where are the great baseball stars? I mean real stars, Ruthian stars, where-have-you-gone-Joe-DiMaggio stars? Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hammerin' Hank stars?As far as I can tell, there aren't any, even though baseball, as a game, is bigger, grander, more popular than ever, or haven't you tried pricing baseball cards lately?
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | May 9, 1991
WILMINGTON, Del. -- When anyone suggests Greg LeMond is the greatest competitor in professional bicycle racing and a favorite in whatever race he is running, his expression is always the same: like that of a deer caught unexpectedly in a car's headlights late at night.The last thing he needs, as the Tour Du Pont begins with its prologue here this evening, is to be fingered as the favorite.This, after all, is not his race. It's not even LeMond's time of the year."If I could schedule this race, I'd make it two weeks before the Tour de France or a week after," LeMond said yesterday.
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By Steve McKerrow | May 4, 1991
A bicycle is a deceptively simple thing, just two wheels with seat and pedals. But what a multitude of roles the marvelous machine can play!Bikes as exercise. Bikes as spectacle. Bikes as basic transportation. Bikes as vacationmobiles. The functions will all be on display in and around Baltimore in the coming days and weeks.For example, a pair of training rallies (today and on May 18) are planned for the third annual Cycle Across Maryland pedaling vacation coming up this summer.Next weekend will bring a superb spectator event, with top international racers -- including Tour de France winner Greg LeMond -- spinning through the state in the Tour Du Pont (the renamed 2-year-old race that used to be called the Tour du Trump; see accompanying article for details)
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