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Video Rating: four / five
This was a fantastic video. I am not even a cycling fan, but watched the
ESPN 30 for 30 “Catching the Badger”, and it’s all rather interesting. Just
sucks when you get to the Armstrong era…
Apart from non-GT riders (Bugno, Chiappucci, Indurain to an extent etc)
from this Tour and for the next 15 years taking the spoils at the TDF
because of doping, this point of Indurain regretting his selflessness on
the road to Alpe D’Huez is spurious. Claveyrolat cracked and dropped him on
the Glandon, if he’d ridden over that Col with TC, then surely the tactics
would’ve been different and he’d have ridden normally.
This was the first cycling video that I saw. In a time when there was no
youtube, I watched it so many times in my old VCR, that I am able to
remember all the words of the narrator. Many were the pre training nights I
and my colleagues watched it for inspiration for the next day.
Thoroughly enjoyed that. It’s interesting seeing the different styles
then, guys mashing huge gears and all over their machines. Also enjoyed
that the stages would blow to bits with guys all over the course, not
knowing where they stood or gaps. Pure stuff.
Epic mullet footage at 38:00
I worked with a guy that raced against Lemond as a junior. He always said
“I remember the year that Lemond showed up & spanked us all. Nobody could
touch him.” Even if he did dope, I doubt he did it as a junior. Legendary
status was well earned, in my opinion…..
I never understood why Chiappucci didn’t use any aero bars as he was strong
and might have had a chance making it closer.
Damn a 300km stage, those where to good ol days.
Man this was a great tour as well all be it not as dramatic as 86 or 89.
Cycling to me was so much better back then without the radio and people
just racing their bike especially the stage to St Etienne
and the stage to col de Tourmalet. Awesome racing!
UCI should go back to 1983 and test all top 20 TDF finishers blood every
year up to now (if it’s already been done, please tell me where I can
review the results) …then we’d know:^) Lemond gloating over the LA
revelation of doping is hoaky – maybe LA should have not been so cool to
him before…sometimes ‘what goes around comes around’…
Greg LeMond was clean. He was beaten on 1991 by EPO
54:17 Lemond looks so damned spaced in this interview 😉 Must have been a
pretty tough and hot stage…
3:02 Well, that`s an ugly bike ;-)
Yeah Greg was absolutely clean all his career. Not once did he dope. I sure
no one else did either; especialy his teammates…Dud except it.
Here was a great cyclist. Not like that fake Armstrong
There is no physical evidence, eyewitness testimony or statistically
outstanding performances to support your claim. Your opinion is not the
product of skepticism, but pure cynicism. It’s wise to question “received
wisdom”, but to draw conclusions based upon emotion is a very great error.
haha…good one. Lance wouldn’t have been half the grand tour rider Greg
was without the dope you dope.
GREG WAS A FAKE AS WELL. He was just beaten by him which made him a sour
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