A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 76
1989 Was this the finest race in the history of the Tour de France?
It was certainly an epic battle between Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon. LeMond snatched the victory by a whisper - eight seconds. But was Fignon robbed?
Did LeMond win because of his aerodynamic helmet?
Was it because Fignon suffered terrible saddle sores?
Should Guimard have complained about Lemond’s use of tri bars?
Resigned to a crushing defeat, Fignon conceded “It’s not the quantity that matters. Eight, twenty seconds or a minute, what does that change – for me, nothing.”
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