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Gallery: Greg LeMond opens exhibition in New York

By:
Marco Quezada
Published:
February 15, 16:00,
Updated:
February 15, 15:09
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Monday, February 17, 2014
Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond with one of his yellow jerseys

Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond with one of his yellow jerseys

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Rapha Cycle Club hosts display of bikes, jerseys, memorabilia

Saturday’s storm brought a bit of welcome respite to New York’s Meatpacking district, when Greg LeMond visited the area’s Rapha Cycle Club yesterday evening and introduced his new line of bikes.

The weather failed to keep the fans at home and the venue was packed with people eager to hear Greg speak about his legendary career. It was a rare treat for New Yorkers who welcomed LeMond and his wife Kathy to the Big Apple with open arms.

He peppered the talk with a short film highlighting his triumphs and entertained the audience with some great anecdotes.

Additionally, the venue will have Greg’s trophy bikes and jerseys displayed for the next month, allowing a rare look at some real cycling treasures. How can we forget those innovative clip-on tri bars from 1989?

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brucegolla 6 months ago
the new LeMond bikes look really NICE! I want
Max Headwind 6 months ago
sure beats buying a Trek, Trek who destroyed Greg's last bike company in an attempt to silence him about Armstrong dope. If even a small amount of Greg's knowledge and integrity carry over to his new bikes they will be some of the industries finest!
Trafficrider 6 months ago
Nice gear, hope to see LeMond bikes back on the Continental Pro circuit soon. Also hope that some more affordable models are offered on behalf of Greg's younger fans, they'll be needing to save a few bucks for race fees and everything else... not to say Campy 80th kit isn't drool-worthy of course.
DrBigRing 6 months ago
LeMond can't seem to stop smiling ever since LA crashed and burned.
PCM Geek 6 months ago
Maybe he won't be smiling when the dope inquisition comes knocking on his door? It's naive to think that this guy is 100% squeaky clean because a wide range of doping products certainly were available during his era... Just sayin'...
TheBean 6 months ago
The long arm of the law can't reach back that far. My guess is that everyone from Indurain on back is out of the woods completely.
east_eight 6 months ago
If you want to go down that route, you might as well strike every pro victory since 1903 and dismiss every pro rider pre 2010(?) as a cheat and a liar - although doping was only declared illegal in France in 1964. By common consent, EPO changed the game. EPO is first thought to have come in to use in the late 80s and was eventually added to the prohibited list in 1990. Lemond's last big win was in 1992 at the age of 31. Given his reputed physical capabilities and relatively young age at that point, I would have thought he might have been able to eke out his career a little longer if he'd made full use of the soigneur's kit bag.
PCM Geek 6 months ago
That seems to be the aim of cycling isn't it, to totally seek out every cheater that ever competed. They went back some 20 odd years so whats to prevent them from going back even further because there is no statute of limitations in cycling? The cork is off the bottle and the genie has been let out of the bottle. All thats needed is for one person to come forward and make some unfounded accusations and then the doping police in cycling will be unleashed on yet another investigation. Who's to say that will never happen? I'm not going to say it, will you? Lemond won the tour in 86, 89 and 90 and that time frame is not out of the realm of possible doping. Like you said, EPO was just coming in to its own in the late 80's and anabolic steroids were around for some 20 years or so. Steroid usage will benefit cyclists in a big way in that it promotes faster recovery from hard training and yes, also from hard stages in 3 week long cycling events just like the tour de france. I'm not saying that Lemond or anybody else from his era were doping. What I am saying is that it certainly is possible because it WAS available and when it's available athletes will use it to gain even the smallest possible advantage. Even Saint Lemond... Lemond needs to tone down his rhetoric about what he thinks others might be guilty of. He may have been a gifted athlete but that doesn't mean he never partook in something that would help him along to a win. Thats what professional athletes do and he's no different.
marcello 6 months ago
PCM You are so full of it. You don't know a thing about LEmond.
get-biggers-boners 6 months ago
You aren't saying he doped you are just insinuating it.
TheBean 6 months ago
We know there were riders from his era doping. Theunisse is famous for his positives in the TdF. For hematocrit, though, autologous transfusion was the approach back then.
Rice Daddy 5 months ago
Lemond needs to tone down what, exactly? Do you know anything about cycling in the late '80s - early '90s? Lemond, a superior athlete, once in a generation, was dominant in stage races and extremely competitive in single-day races. And then overnight he wasn't. One day there are half a dozen elite of the elite, and by the next spring there were 50? Learn about the era and get over your Lance heartbreak and stop spouting empty nonsense.
PCM Geek 6 months ago
One other thing, if you think that doping started the day Lance Armstrong first hopped on a bike then think again and yes it is very naive to think that no one in cycling before him doped.
get-biggers-boners 6 months ago
It's also naive to think that some troll isn't going to come along and try to bring everyone else down to his level of misery. Pathetic.
PCM Geek 6 months ago
This troll doesn't believe any of em' no matter how much they preach about how clean they were. If something was available (and it was) that provided even the smallest advantage then you better believe they used it. Open your eyes dude...
Rice Daddy 5 months ago
So there are NO clean athletes? Messi? Ronaldo? Peyton freaking Manning? Serena Williams? Drugs are available, after all . . .
Max Headwind 6 months ago
Greg has been vocal for clean sport since long before it was popular, That is who he is today. If Greg did make mistakes in the past he has more then made up for it with his recent actions!
ianfra 6 months ago
Do you have proof of your insinuation? Lemond was head and shoulders above the opposition as a youth rider and he carried this ability into his pro career. Don't tar everyone with same brush. It's not fair on people who rode clean and especially Lemond who suffered so much at the hands of the LA sociopath. Lemond Clean? I'm 99.99999% sure. The other tiny percentage point is awarded to the side of my brain that says, I don't really know, but my gut reaction, and everything I know about this guy tells me: Lemond is clean. I hate you posters who come here and make these libellous accusations which very often destroy people's lives. What if I posted about your infidelity with the woman next door? You'd be furious wouldn't you?
PCM Geek 6 months ago
Not insinuating anything. Not accusing or saying anybody doped. Where did I come out and say that Lemond was doping in what I wrote? Please tell me where? Maybe you need to go back and read it again? If you even read it in the first place. All I'm saying is that when you have a highly motivated athlete that is trying to get to the top and an easier or quicker method is available (and it was available during this time) then their strong desire to excel often times wins over and they resort to cheating. Did this guy do it? I don't know other then to say that he was a heck of a lot better then a lot of other very good riders riders were during that time and some of them were doping. So who knows, I don't know and if you are saying that you are 99.99999% certain that he never doped then you are full of it. I'm 99.99999% unsure, the other .00001% wants to believe... I also said that because of the history of this sport and many other sports that I am very skeptical about all of them. Kids in high school were doping and they still are, its a big problem thats present not only in pro sports, its everywhere. I used to train with amateurs that were openly using and that was back during Lemonds time. So how can you know for sure because you aren't living with them 24x7... I hate you posters that twist things around in order to make their own personal view of things seem to be the correct and righteous view. They stand up and preach about how great something (or somebody) is when there is NO way they can possibly know for sure. My observation of you dude is that your hatred for Armstrong overshadows any small amount of rational thinking or logical thought that you may have. I never said that Lemond was a doper, I just said that I am skeptical. Thats all... Keep believing, I really hope your bubble doesn't burst and your hero comes falling to earth...
PCM Geek 6 months ago
Go ahead and post about "my infidelity" with the woman next door. Who care's. You know as much about me as you do about Lemond. So it's better to just put a plug in your rhetoric. You are so full of it that it's silly. Have a nice day...
hillsbuildcharacter 6 months ago
Does anyone know lemond here
hillsbuildcharacter 6 months ago
He's not clean he's fueled with buckshot
MattCla 6 months ago
Why is there always some small-minded idiot that turns every comment section in to a pointless doping debate. Stupid speculation. Nothing insightful.
TheBean 6 months ago
My thoughts exactly. The guy looks genuinely happy these days. He was so angry for so long, it's a nice change of pace.
erader 6 months ago
well he was right and so many dismissed him as sour grapes
Marty Sandheinrich 6 months ago
Nice to see the only american to win the tdf get some respect
Lucifa 6 months ago
I don't respect any of the pro peloton of past and now. They're all cycling drug cheats.
ianfra 6 months ago
OK Lucifa. Give us all chapter and verse and the prrof behind your stupid and libellous accusation.
PCM Geek 6 months ago
All you can do is say the same thing over and over again. It's his opinion and he has every right to hold that opinion. Where's your proof that he's wrong? And I'm not saying he's right, (wanted to say that before you try to twist what I did say around).
shapiro 5 months ago
Total lack of evidence that he ever doped is a good start. You'd be a great witch hunter ... accuse someone of being a witch with zero evidence and the onus is on the accused to prove they aren't - simpleton logic proven to be highly flawed in civil society.
PCM Geek 5 months ago
Where the f did I accuse Lemond of anything? Please read what I wrote before you go accusing me of anything you dumb twit...
Marty Sandheinrich 6 months ago
Wish he'd make some steel bikes like the ones hecrode the tour on.the ones trek and dopestrong forced him to quit making
hknsven 6 months ago
call up roland della santa
James Bertoncin 6 months ago
Nice to see his bikes are sporting tha Armstrong black and yellow!
Liam Somers 6 months ago
Will he be showing off any of his doping techniques? Oh wait, Greg still claims to have ridden "clean". Mwahahahaha
Chuck_T 6 months ago
Carrying around all of that bitterness can't be good for you Liam.
shapiro 6 months ago
Just sour grapes by another one of Lance's sycophantic boy friends. You know the type ... lack of a shred of evidence against Lemond is totally irrelevant ... condemnation is the rule .... school yard tactics from brainless wanna be 10yr old gangsters. Twits like this must constantly wonder why their irrational pronouncements are always totally ignored by cycling authorities. Can't recognise their own lack of logic. Safe to say, in the eyes of the great majority, Greg is a hero - my sentiments until any hard evidence of doping arises. Go Greg!!
Lucifa 6 months ago
You're correct. While all of these twits on here crucify LA, they think Lemond in the the biggest drug era of cycling is clean. GL nuthuggers.
ianfra 6 months ago
How sad Liam. How very very sad.
Liam Somers 6 months ago
He's just 4 yellow jerseys short....
Chuck_T 6 months ago
"The weather failed to keep the fans at home and the venue was packed with people eager to hear Greg speak about his legendary career. It was a rare treat for New Yorkers who welcomed LeMond and his wife Kathy to the Big Apple with open arms." Good to hear. I hope he's entering a truly happy period in his life.
Matthew Lab 6 months ago
Fat and happy....
Hugh Strickland 6 months ago
doper and liar, good for cycling business.
ianfra 6 months ago
I hope Lemond tracks you down and sues you for libel. Because your statement is just a horrible libel. You are the cheat and the liar. Because you stated opinion as fact but you don't really know do you? Or were you his drug runner (haha). Going around calling people on the internet 'liars' when you really know nothing, is just what is so horrible about you time wasters and the internet itself. You have no proof that he doped and I have no proof that he didn't. But I wouldn't say he did because the proof does not exist and if I said that then i would be in the same low bucket of sh"" as you seem to wallow in. I'm sorry mods. This guy has gone too far with his libellous post.
Hugh Strickland 6 months ago
come on Greg use your name.
ianfra 5 months ago
That is MY name. You can find me on the internet. Very very involved in this sport and have been all my life. So Mr Hugh S, get a life and respond properly to what I said. I stand for common decency which means you don't go around on the internet calling people drug cheats, paedophiles, adulterers etc unless you have evidence. In the old days of print media you'd be sued to within a whisker of your life. Why should the standards be any different here?
PCM Geek 6 months ago
Bro, this is an open forum where people can say whatever they want to say. What gives you the right to insult them or put them down for their opinion just because you don't agree with it? You wrote this: "you stated opinion as fact but you don't really know do you?" That's exactly what I have been saying too! Now you are using it to defend your position. Dude, you really need to stop trying to defend your position which you think is the only correct one. You're starting to look a bit foolish...
Chuck_T 5 months ago
Let's follow your logic here Geek - Hugh insults and puts down LeMond but that's ok because "this is an open forum where people can say whatever they want to say" but when Ian uses the same sort of language to describe Hugh all of a sudden it's "What gives you the right to insult them or put them down for their opinion". "You're starting to look a bit foolish..." You said it, Bro!
PCM Geek 5 months ago
Like I have said elsewhere in this column. WHERE DID I ACCUSE LEMOND OF ANYTHING? I said I was skeptical. You people need to read rather than assume somebody said something before you go spouting off like you do.
Chuck_T 5 months ago
"You people need to read rather than assume somebody said something before you go spouting off like you do" You need to take your own advice Geek. My comment to you had nothing to do with accusations against LeMond and everything to do with your double standards attack on Ian. You dig Bro ?
Rice Daddy 5 months ago
"Thats what professional athletes do and he's no different." Sounds like pretty damning insinuation to me.
hillsbuildcharacter 6 months ago
Hugh should sue you for defamation