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The Comeback

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
edited June 2018 in Pro race
Quite keen to read this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comeback-Lemon ... rds=lemond

Looks good and sounds quite expansive. I may need to read an actual physical book <spit>

Can you imagine if the twitter army existed in 1989 where Lemond was performing like censored in the Giro, got an injection and came 2nd in the long final TT.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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  • dolan_driverdolan_driver Posts: 836
    This looks good. I can recall following this Tour live (back in the glory days when Irish TV showed the TdF live!). It was mind-blowing with the race leader's jersey going back and forth between LeMond and Fignon. One of the last Tours to be won sans-EPO (probably :roll: ) and the racing was incredible.

    DD.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,466
    Our house (i.e. my dad) were Fignon fans. Never warmed to Lemond.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,263
    Was never a big fan when he was racing, but over time came to really like and admire him, especially after watching old recordings of the US coverage of the 85 and 86 Tours (I got into cycling around 89/90). They're on Youtube if you've got a spare couple of hours.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,466
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    Was never a big fan when he was racing, but over time came to really like and admire him, especially after watching old recordings of the US coverage of the 85 and 86 Tours (I got into cycling around 89/90). They're on Youtube if you've got a spare couple of hours.

    Same here, I got to appreciate him a bit more with the benefit of hindsight, but then I cooled on him again when he went all tinfoil-hat. I did love him taking the piss out of LA in the puncture repair vids though "check for thorns, glass, shrapnel, pellets..." :-D

    LA Version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_fWg26j0dA

    Lemond version:
    http://road.cc/content/news/117652-vide ... inner-tube
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,282
    Our house (i.e. my dad) were Fignon fans. Never warmed to Lemond.

    I wasn't but after reading his book I started to like him. In contrast, I disliked Armstrong even more after reading Armstrong's books.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    Was never a big fan when he was racing, but over time came to really like and admire him, especially after watching old recordings of the US coverage of the 85 and 86 Tours (I got into cycling around 89/90). They're on Youtube if you've got a spare couple of hours.


    Snap. I was cheering Fignon the whole way. Only afterwards did I warm to Lemond. I've been watching since the mid 80s.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    iainf72 wrote:
    Quite keen to read this

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comeback-Lemon ... rds=lemond

    Looks good and sounds quite expansive. I may need to read an actual physical book <spit>

    Can you imagine if the twitter army existed in 1989 where Lemond was performing like censored in the Giro, got an injection and came 2nd in the long final TT.


    Phew. Was worried that this was Armstrong related.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
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