- Jan 11, 2009
it was 1989, 2 years after the hunting thing, and Fignon wasn't a TT specialist, -------------- after all these years I cannot understand how Lemond was dropped on categories 2. (and even 3.) climbs, having won nothing between 1992 and his retirement (1994 or 1995 i think), im leaning towards a burnout, in his own words he said he couldnt even train for more than one hour at one point, same case with Eugene Berzin, we have to give Armstrong merit on that, he never faded not even after a 3 year hiatus,jpwkeeper said:So in 1993, LeMond comes out of nowhere, back from a hunting accident, and takes 58 seconds out of the best time trialist in the world on a 25Km course?Â OK, he used aerobars and an aero helmet, that makes sense.Â However, his average speed has only been bested twice since then, once in a prologue in 94 and once by Zabriskie in 2005 in another time trial, at a time where Z was an admitted doper.Â It's suspicious. And before you call me out for basing suspicion on a performance, recall that Greg has recently done exactly that against Contador, so it's his own precedent being followed.