Gift an article

LeMond 8 is cycling icon's new carbon bike

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
The LeMond graphics are bold and proudly displayed. For good reason. (Photo: LeMond)
The LeMond graphics are bold and proudly displayed. For good reason. (Photo: LeMond)

Greg LeMond changed cycling forever. Before the Californian’s first Tour de France win in 1986, the assumption was that Europeans would forever dominate road racing.

LeMond proved the European traditionalists wrong, eventually winning three Tour de France titles. His most famous of these was an outrageous win 1989. LeMond entered the final stage with an 8-second deficit and won – on the streets of Paris.  

The symbolism of that of '8-second' win now becomes an integral part of the great American’s riding legacy, as his eponymous bike model has been revealed as the LeMond 8.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE