LeMond vs. Fignon, 1989

My favorite stage of my favorite race ever. Greg LeMond is down by 50 seconds to Laurent Fignon going into the final stage of the 1989 Tour de France which is, surprisingly, a time trial. Fignon says that LeMond doesn’t have the heart to catch him. Is that so, Mr. Fignon?

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2 Responses to LeMond vs. Fignon, 1989

  1. EJ says:

    34 mph!?!?! That's almost as outrageous as the outfits everybody in the audience was wearing!

  2. Murf says:

    Yep! They didn't have an average faster speed in a time trial until just last year (I think). Closest Tour de France in history. Yellow jersey changed between Fignon and LeMond two times each. LeMond got dropped on the climb to L'Alpe D'huez. Unbelievable race. Hey! Those '80's styles were awesome, baby!!

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