Following a near-fatal hunting accident that had erased his previous season, a podium finish would have to do. But that wasn’t enough for LeMond. Riding a Mavic Comete wheel with futuristic aero bars and a teardrop-shaped helmet, he blitzed the TT into Paris. Fignon’s formidable lead was shockingly erased and LeMond won by 8 seconds—still the closest Tour finish on record.
Our Les Héros du Cyclisme collection celebrates the cycling gods who once ruled legendary French races. LeMond is certainly on that list. In addition to that unforgettable win in Paris, he also won two other Tours de France and the 1989 world championship title.