Bicycling is the most efficient mode of transport ever. Very important in this time of fuel shortages. Every time cycling has been in the spotlight, people go out and buy/ride bikes. LeMond was the first big name in an oil-depleted time period to win the Tour de France and the imagination of Minnesotans/Americans. The French loved him for his name and his attitude giving him an international appeal and he didn't do drugs!
~Dan Hansen, Minneapolis, MN
Lemond's win was a turning point in the history of world cycling, a sport formerly dominated by French, Italian, and Belgian riders. Lemond was born in California, but has lived most of his professional life in Minnesota. He was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 1989, and was also named by SI as one of the 40 most influential people in sports in the last 40 years.
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