Just when you thought that Greg Lemond might go back to cool and impressive past champion mode, he insists on opening up his mouth once more and proving that he is unable to get over the fact that Lance Armstrong has surpasssed him. From Velonews:
LeMond, the first American to win the Tour - he won in 1986, 1989 and 1990 - said that he had come under pressure from Armstrong and his circle of friends after saying in 2001 that he was disappointed at the cyclist's association with Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari. LeMond said that the threats continued after 2001.
"Lance threatened me. He threatened my wife, my business, my life," LeMond told French sports daily L'Equipe. "His biggest threat consisted of saying that he (Armstrong) would find 10 people to testify that I took EPO."
Note that this threat was supposedly made in 2001 - as in five years ago. Now that's current news - why didn't we hear about this then so Lance could prove it was wrong.
It's funny because Lemond has this cool new bike that it is coming out with. Rest assured Trek that I would never buy such a bike if a single dime of it were to go to a whiner like Lemond.
You know there was a time that I really looked up to and respected Lemond. His place in history is now shrinking by the moment.