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Gallery: Revived LeMond brand inspired by Tour de France victories

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Cycling News
Published:
December 05, 2013, 9:51 GMT,
Updated:
December 05, 2013, 16:34 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Thursday, December 5, 2013
Old and new. Left is a road bike utilised by Greg LeMond in his 1986 Tour de France victory and right is a new LeMond bicycle, the TdF86, which pays tribute to his first Tour victory.

Old and new. Left is a road bike utilised by Greg LeMond in his 1986 Tour de France victory and right is a new LeMond bicycle, the TdF86, which pays tribute to his first Tour victory.

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A look at Tour champion's past and future

At September's Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Greg LeMond harkened his return to the bicycle business with the unveiling of a limited-edition line of carbon road bikes produced by Time.

Each of the models in the new LeMond line feature identically-built framesets, but different graphics paying homage to the American's three Tour de France victories in 1986, 1989 and 1990.

The Time-built framesets rekindle a relationship with Time Sport International's Jean Marc Gueugneaud, who built carbon fiber bikes in 1985 for LeMond and his La Vie Claire teammate Bernard Hinault. Gueugneaud then left Look to launch TVT, a custom carbon manufacturer, which built bikes for likes of LeMond, Pedro Delgado and Miguel Indurain.

Click here to view the gallery of LeMond's newest carbon fiber bikes, each equipped with Campagnolo's 80th anniversary group, as well as a trip down memory lane to the latter years of LeMond's professional career and the carbon fiber bikes which inspired these thoroughly modern models.

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