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In an interview with French Sports daily L'Equipe, Greg LeMond has claimed Lance Armstrong threatened him after criticising his involvement with a doctor linked with a drugs scandal.

"he [Armstrong] threatened my wife, my business, my life."

"All that I can say, is that the last four or five years haven't been very pleasant for me. His biggest threat against me was that he would find ten people to testify that I took EPO. Evidently, he didn't find anyone."

Why is Lemond saying this now?
 

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sploush said:
In an interview with French Sports daily L'Equipe, Greg LeMond has claimed Lance Armstrong threatened him after criticising his involvement with a doctor linked with a drugs scandal.

"he [Armstrong] threatened my wife, my business, my life."

"All that I can say, is that the last four or five years haven't been very pleasant for me. His biggest threat against me was that he would find ten people to testify that I took EPO. Evidently, he didn't find anyone."

Why is Lemond saying this now?
I first feel in love with the sport when Alexi Grewal won the Olympic Gold and followed the LeMond, Hinault and Fignon era religiously. I hate seeing Greg act like this, but I think it is jealousy that makes Greg him say these things. I think Greg is very bitter over what happened to his cycling career and it is a shame. He was a more talented rider than Lance and it kills him that Lance is getting all the fame that he did not receive in his prime.
 

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sploush said:
In an interview with French Sports daily L'Equipe, Greg LeMond has claimed Lance Armstrong threatened him after criticising his involvement with a doctor linked with a drugs scandal.

"he [Armstrong] threatened my wife, my business, my life."

"All that I can say, is that the last four or five years haven't been very pleasant for me. His biggest threat against me was that he would find ten people to testify that I took EPO. Evidently, he didn't find anyone."

Why is Lemond saying this now?

I don't think this is anything new. It was either last years tour or the year before that LeMond offered up some juicy quotes that rankled the fanboys and allegedly armstrong threatened him then. It seems like a fairly credible allegation when you consider armstrongs reaction to simeoni. He's strangely protective of his relationship with ferrari for some reason.
 

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I think Greg is very bitter over what happened to his cycling career and it is a shame. He was a more talented rider than Lance and it kills him that Lance is getting all the fame that he did not receive in his prime.
Well said, BikingCO.

It makes me wonder how many more Tour de France victories LeMond would have achieved if it wasn’t for the unfortunate hunting accident leaving his body riddled with lead shot.
 

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Oh Really???

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LeMond has a big ego and a bigger mouth. I'd kick his a$$.
Shoot an email to these nice folks:

http://www.lemondfitness.com/contact_us/index.html

I'm sure they'll foward it to Greg on your behalf.

When the date and location of the "a$$" kicking is set, please let us know. I'll have my lawn chair and popcorn at the ready.
 

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Retired spoiled athlete syndrome

They are both suffering from it. LA took over from Greg as the alpha male of US cycling. Now it will be someone else. Same as Merckx-Maertens-De Vlamick(sp?), Anquetil-Poulidor, et al. The competitive spirit is still there but the physical prowess isn't so they snipe at each other in the press. As the years pass and they mature they may or may not not settle their differences. It's hard enough to deal with getting older and slower when you are a normal person. I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a retired athlete whose identity is based on being physically better than everyone else.
 

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sploush said:
In an interview with French Sports daily L'Equipe, Greg LeMond has claimed Lance Armstrong threatened him after criticising his involvement with a doctor linked with a drugs scandal.

"he [Armstrong] threatened my wife, my business, my life."

"All that I can say, is that the last four or five years haven't been very pleasant for me. His biggest threat against me was that he would find ten people to testify that I took EPO. Evidently, he didn't find anyone."

Why is Lemond saying this now?

he's not saying it now -
that quote and text is about 5-6 years old iirc
and it was originally within a sam abt piece
after l.a. won tdf #1.
blackhat said:
. It seems like a fairly credible allegation when you consider armstrongs reaction to simeoni. He's strangely protective of his relationship with ferrari for some reason.
agreed - it is (a fairly credible allegation).
 

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Retro Grouch said:
Shoot an email to these nice folks:

http://www.lemondfitness.com/contact_us/index.html

I'm sure they'll foward it to Greg on your behalf.

When the date and location of the "a$$" kicking is set, please let us know. I'll have my lawn chair and popcorn at the ready.
You wont need a chair,wont take that long.No problem for me but i was talking as in i'd for LA. Get it?
 

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Lemond has had a major hard-on for Lance since 2001 or so when he was shoved aside in popularity by Lance. Add in the failed bike business (bought out on the cheap by Trek) and not even being a spokesman/figurehead for Trek- that darn Lance again- and he is a bit nutty at this point. Actually almost as soon as he got off the bike he has been a bitter old nutcase.

The allogations are pretty darn silly when you carefully look over the facts, which the hard core Lance haters won't do.

For the rest of you check out the facts:

http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/10091.0.html

Guess who the other nutter is in this packet of lies (quote from the Velonews lick):

In addition to sworn testimony to the contrary by others present, the panel (and the insurance company) were provided certified copies of all medical records by the Indiana cancer hospital. While any suggestion that medical professionals did not take my medical history until three days after conducting extensive brain surgery is, on its face, preposterous, it is inconceivable that the records, which contain a description of every interaction with me, would not reflect such a critical response. There is no suggestion of either such a question or response in over 20 medical histories recorded among the 280 pages of records compiled during my hospital stay. My doctor, one of the premier cancer specialists in the country, also testified no such statement was made by me to him and a statement made to another would have to appear in the records. It's not there because it never happened.

I respected the panel's unconditional prohibition against providing any documents or testimony to others, and made no mention of this complete victory. Others did not, as selected items have apparently been recently released to the press. We have instituted proceedings to determine who did so; ironically, but predictably, our investigation to date has revealed that the only person to whom documents have been provided by any trial participant is Richard Pound of WADA. It is indeed coincidental that the documents provided to the press surfaced shortly after the independent investigator from the UCI released his report which exonerated me and was sharply critical of Mr. Pound's conduct.
 

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Coolhand said:
Lemond has had a major hard-on for Lance since 2001 or so when he was shoved aside in popularity by Lance. Add in the failed bike business (bought out on the cheap by Trek) and not even being a spokesman/figurehead for Trek- that darn Lance again- and he is a bit nutty at this point. Actually almost as soon as he got off the bike he has been a bitter old nutcase.

The allogations are pretty darn silly when you carefully look over the facts, which the hard core Lance haters won't do.

For the rest of you check out the facts:

http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/10091.0.html

Guess who the other nutter is in this packet of lies (quote from the Velonews lick):
Good posting.

I bet it also burns Lemonds a$$ that Lance eclipsed Lemond with his post cancer come back story which made Lemonds getting shot comeback story not look as bad.
 

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The devolution of Lemond is really sad to see. One of my favorite cycling memories is watching him race in the Corestates in Philly back in 88 or 89. I had a primo spot on Lemon Hill and remember him racing up the hill about 2 feet from me. It was the highlight of the day and he was my cycling hero for years after.

Now he is a bitter man who just needs to STFU. Let it go and move on. With supposedly recording phone calls and saying Lance threatened "his life" he sounds like a paranoid nutter living in the woods.

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haha.

Coolhand said:
Lemond has had a major hard-on for Lance since 2001 or so when he was shoved aside in popularity by Lance. Add in the failed bike business (bought out on the cheap by Trek) and not even being a spokesman/figurehead for Trek- that darn Lance again- and he is a bit nutty at this point. Actually almost as soon as he got off the bike he has been a bitter old nutcase.

The allogations are pretty darn silly when you carefully look over the facts, which the hard core Lance haters won't do.

For the rest of you check out the facts:

http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/10091.0.html

Guess who the other nutter is in this packet of lies (quote from the Velonews lick):
armstrong press release="<i>the facts</i>"....lol.
 

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32and3cross said:
Both of the them have big egos and Mouths. I love to see you actuall try and kick LeMonds ass esp in his prime.
Not sure where this me vs LeMond crap came from but for someone misreading what i meant but some of you talk of LeMond as your sex buddy or a god.
 

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I'm not really on either side...

but the whole of International Professional cycling stinks!!! Is EVERYTHING that anyone says contrary to Lance Armstrong just said out of jealousy, spite and an out and out lie? Lance Armstrong WAS a great rider, but just needs to go away in light of the much bigger problems now rampant in cycling. If he just went away, all the accusations might go away. Nothing can be done retroactively, so why is everyone in such an uproar?

With all the information that is comming out regarding PED's, buying / selling of stage victories and everything else, and lots of people saying that the policy of "omerta" would solve all the problems, way deep down in ANYBODY'S heart, do you really think ANYBODY nowadays is clean, or has the slightest hint of integrity?

I don't think all these accusations are true, but at the same time I don't think that all these individuals (Dick Pound, Greg Lemond, Frankie Andreau and his wife, and all the rest) are just making EVERYTHING up.
 

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sploush said:
"All that I can say, is that the last four or five years haven't been very pleasant for me. His biggest threat against me was that he would find ten people to testify that I took EPO. Evidently, he didn't find anyone."
Ahh ... I saw Lemond use EPO!

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