LeMond 'humbled' after being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

US cyclist Greg Lemond wearing the yellow jersey holds the trophy 22 July 1990 after winning the 21th stage of the 79th Tour de France cycling race between Bretigny and Paris AFP PHOTO Photo credit should read AFP via Getty Images
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It was more than a year in the making but last week, the US President signed the bill to award Greg LeMond the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian award in the country. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, LeMond expressed disbelief in being bestowed with such an honour.

"I keep going, 'Why me?'" LeMond said. "I don't even know what to say It's humbling to even be considered."

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