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I like what Greg Lemond has to say. He has a lot of guts to try new things like TT bars and speak out about certain subjects.

Personally Id rather hear the whole truth rather than half the story.

A lot of us forget that if it were not for GL, we wouldnt have cycling as mainstream as it is today.
 

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No he didn't.

Everyone in the race knew the bars were legal going in. He was the only one who chose to use them. He also wore a TT helmet while Fignon rode with his pony-tail out and flapping. Fignon was even offered the bars before the last TT... but chose not to use them since he hadn't trained on them.

Fignon could have won if he had gotten a hair cut... bars or no.

Archie Bunker I love you.
 

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Hi Greg,

I just would like to hear about your relationship with Jonathon Boyer. Also about you pre-race preperation with the team pursuit. Olympics. Specificlly preperation with a certain Mr. Jackie Simes and your teamates. The truth shall set you free Greg.
 
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No he didn't.

Everyone in the race knew the bars were legal going in. He was the only one who chose to use them. He also wore a TT helmet while Fignon rode with his pony-tail out and flapping. Fignon was even offered the bars before the last TT... but chose not to use them since he hadn't trained on them.

Fignon could have won if he had gotten a hair cut... bars or no.

I actually think the previous attacks in the Alps set him up for an off day too. Lemond played it cooler and was, therefore, also the decidedly fresher of the two.
 
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For quite some time (well into the Lance era), Lemond held the record for the fastest TT. I havent checked records recently, but I suspect his time is still top five.

That is not to say Lemond doped, only that much of the argument against a undoped peloton last decade revolved around historical comparisons. It is a convienent, but flawed argument.

Well you have to consider 1.) it was a short course 2.) with significant downhill sections 3.) there was a tail wind. :cool:
 
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Some of the 7-11's used them as well

Why is it that every time there is a lemond article some new poster appears to slag him? Public strategies?

I'm not trying to slag him off at all it just seemed to me he talked about himself a hell of a lot and how great he was. I'm not trying to have a go at anyone I just didn't think it was a very good article as it seemed more like a history lesson about Lemond than a decent insight as to how rest days can effect riders.
 
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I'm not trying to slag him off at all it just seemed to me he talked about himself a hell of a lot and how great he was. I'm not trying to have a go at anyone I just didn't think it was a very good article as it seemed more like a history lesson about Lemond than a decent insight as to how rest days can effect riders.

Did we read the same article, for it seemed he spent a significant bit talking about his weakness on l'Alpe d'Huez.
 

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