LeMond, Greg (Gregory James LeMond)ləmŏndˈ, 1961–, American cyclist, b. Los Angeles. In 1986, LeMond became the first American to win the Tour de France, a three-week, 2,500-mi (4,000-km) race and cycling's premier event. Seriously injured in a 1987 hunting accident, he returned to racing and won the Tour de France in 1989 and 1990. He was also world champion twice (1983, 1989) and won the Tour Du Pont in 1992. He retired in 1994 because of a muscular disorder believed to be caused by lead shot from the accident.
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