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By Knight-Ridder | July 24, 1991
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Greg LeMond's drive for a fourth Tour de France title all but ended yesterday on the soul-draining climb up l'Alpe d'Huez, the dragon stage of this race.The exhausted, foot-swollen American cyclist lost a critical two minutes during the 79-mile stage that wound through a crowd of more than 200,000 to a summit finish line at 6,100 feet in the Alps.LeMond remained in fifth place after 17 of the 22 stages in the 2,200-mile race. He is six minutes, 39 seconds behind Spain's Miguel Indurain, the tour leader with five days left.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2005
IT WAS IN JULY 1986 when I arrived in Paris for an extended stay. I already knew more than most Americans about the Tour de France - the monthlong bicycle race that captivated that country every summer but was virtually ignored in the United States. I knew about legendary Belgian champ Eddy Merckx, and that Jock Boyer had become the first American to ride the race in 1981. I also knew that Greg LeMond was supposed to become the first American to win the Tour in 1986. But what I didn't know is how captivated I would become by the daily two-hour TV broadcasts of each stage.
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By Phil Hersh and Phil Hersh,Chicago Tribune | July 18, 1991
On his only day off during the 23 days of the Tour de France, Greg LeMond took a hard two-hour bicycle ride in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains."
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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 16, 2004
FIGEAC, France - As far as the race goes, Lance Armstrong is confident. As far as the drug talk goes, Armstrong is spitting mad. On a day when the temperature climbed to near 100 degrees by the end of the Tour de France's 11th stage, a furious Armstrong, trying to become the first man to win the race six times in a row, accused a French television journalist of stalking his hotel room and wearily shook his head at harsh words from Greg LeMond, the...
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 9, 1991
WILMINGTON, Del. -- As expected of three-time Tour de France winner and the darling of American cycling, Greg LeMond was in demand during the kickoff festivities for the Tour Du Pont cycling race that begins here today.Fans couldn't wait to be photographed with him, journalists couldn't wait to talk to him and one couldn't turn the page of the numerous cycling periodicals without seeing his face.Despite the attention, don't expect to see the face of the sport's 30-year-old glamour boy crossing the finish line first when the Tour Du Pont -- including a second stage that concludes in Columbia, Md., on Saturday -- finishes here May 19.While cycling fans in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia will get an opportunity to see LeMond pedaling the 1,100-mile course for the French-based Z team, the race will be nothing more than a tuneup for events later this summer.
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By Sandra McKee | May 17, 1991
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Not everyone can afford a $1.7 million servant, but that's what Atle Kvalsvoll has in the Tour Du Pont, as his illustrious teammate Greg LeMond plays the role of "domestique" to Kvalsvoll, the team leader."
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July 19, 1991
American Greg LeMond lost his lead in the Tour de France and French riders celebrated a fiesta in Spain when Luc Leblanc took the overall lead and Charly Mottet won his second straight stage in a surprise breakaway in the Pyrenees yesterday.Leblanc, Mottet and Swiss rider Pascal Richard gained almost seven minutes on the main peloton, which included LeMond, the defending champion, in the 119-mile stage from Pau, France, to Jaca, Spain. Leblanc, who started the day in sixth place, 4 minutes, 20 seconds behind LeMond, now leads him by 2:35.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1994
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Greg LeMond, the best known American cyclist and a three-time Tour de France champion, is back.Defending champion Raul Alcala and his most formidable 1993 challenger, Lance Armstrong, are both riding for Motorola this year.They are among 112 riders competing in the 1,060-mile Tour Du Pont, America's premier cycling event. The 12-day race begins today in Wilmington with a 2.98-mile prologue. The fastest rider in the prologue gets to wear the yellow leader's jersey during the first stage of the race tomorrow from Dover to Wilmington, a flat 75-mile course.
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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 finish line.Everyone had come to see LeMond, this country's greatest cyclist.
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By Phil Hersh and Phil Hersh,Chicago Tribune | July 11, 1991
When he took the lead in the Tour de France on Sunday Denmark's Rolf Sorensen was quick to admit he expected to fall out of contention sooner or later.What Sorensen didn't think is that it would come so soon because he was forced to fall out of the race entirely.That is what will now happen before today's sixth stage, since Sorensen fell and broke his collarbone near the end of yesterday's 92-mile trip from Reims to Valenciennes in north-central France."It is virtually certain he will not be at the start," said Jean-Marie LeBlanc, director of the Tour de France.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1994
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Greg LeMond, the best known American cyclist and a three-time Tour de France champion, is back.Defending champion Raul Alcala and his most formidable 1993 challenger, Lance Armstrong, are both riding for Motorola this year.They are among 112 riders competing in the 1,060-mile Tour Du Pont, America's premier cycling event. The 12-day race begins today in Wilmington with a 2.98-mile prologue. The fastest rider in the prologue gets to wear the yellow leader's jersey during the first stage of the race tomorrow from Dover to Wilmington, a flat 75-mile course.
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July 13, 1992
LUXEMBOURG -- The Tour de France keeps moving around, jumping from one country to another. However, the contenders remain the same.After the eighth stage finished at Koblenz, Germany, the cycling race made a quick jump to Luxembourg last night for today's time trial as all the contenders jockeyed for position.Three-time champion Greg LeMond, 1991 winner Miguel Indurain and world champion Gianni Bugno kept one eye on the route and one on each other during yesterday's eighth stage, and more of the same was expected in today's 41-mile time trial.
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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 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 finish line.Everyone had come to see LeMond, this country's greatest cyclist.
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By Phil Jackman | May 7, 1992
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Greg LeMond looked at the first assignment in the 11-day, 1,000-mile Tour Du Pont beginning today and cringed."I feel a little nervous right now," admitted the man who has done just about everything you can on a bicycle, including win the Hope Diamond of cycling, the Tour de France, three times.Good grief, this international star, this legend, has misgivings about a little now-you-see-it-now-you-don't 3-mile time trial that doesn't even count in the official accumulated time of the participants?
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 7, 1992
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Four of the best international bicycle racers in the world sat side-by-side yesterday. They were all smiles. They were all friends. They were all painting a very pretty picture for the Tour Du Pont, the 11-stage road race that begins here today and finishes in Washington May 17.Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and Gianni Bugno, the No. 1-ranked rider in the world, were there. Beside Bugno was two-time Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon, who is probably best known in the United States for losing a 50-second lead to LeMond on the final stage of the 1989 Tour de France.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
WASHINGTON -- With one simple sentence, Greg LeMond made an incredible revelation."I'm trying desperately to get the muscles off my arms," he said, squeezing his right arm and then his left.Imagine, LeMond with biceps."I've got to get it off before the Tour Du Pont," he said. "These muscles are just excess weight to carry up the hills. I keep thinking about Wintergreen (Va.) Mountain. It's a very difficult, steep climb that I lost some time on last year. I hope I don't lose as much time this year."
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By Phil Jackman | May 7, 1992
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Greg LeMond looked at the first assignment in the 11-day, 1,000-mile Tour Du Pont beginning today and cringed."I feel a little nervous right now," admitted the man who has done just about everything you can on a bicycle, including win the Hope Diamond of cycling, the Tour de France, three times.Good grief, this international star, this legend, has misgivings about a little now-you-see-it-now-you-don't 3-mile time trial that doesn't even count in the official accumulated time of the participants?
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
WASHINGTON -- With one simple sentence, Greg LeMond made an incredible revelation."I'm trying desperately to get the muscles off my arms," he said, squeezing his right arm and then his left.Imagine, LeMond with biceps."I've got to get it off before the Tour Du Pont," he said. "These muscles are just excess weight to carry up the hills. I keep thinking about Wintergreen (Va.) Mountain. It's a very difficult, steep climb that I lost some time on last year. I hope I don't lose as much time this year."
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By ROGER SIMON / | December 1, 1991
The only problem I have with hunting in Maryland is that you can't do it seven days a week. The state currently forbids hunting on Sunday.This is an absurd restriction. True, God did set aside one day a week as a day of rest. But I'm sure He didn't mean we couldn't kill things while we were resting.I read a column recently that advocated adding Sunday to the white-tail deer hunting week in Maryland. The author liked the idea because it "would mean increased harvest, and increased harvest would mean better management of the state's deer herd."
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