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Lemond Issues an Apology(5 posts)

Lemond Issues an ApologyGW Rider
Aug 15, 2001 6:49 AM
I guess Greg isn't too bad after all.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010814/sp/cyc_lemond_armstrong_1.html

Or he has read some of the posts here at roadbikereview and doesn't like what was said about him.

I'm glad he has issued this statement.

Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down.
So here's the question:Reporter
Aug 15, 2001 7:33 AM
Did he say what he thought, then waffle when he saw the public reaction, or did he make up the whole Lance thing at the time so... uh, so... Well, why WOULD he do that?
Why is anybody surprised that one of the most competitive athletes in history would resent a younger guy coming up? Why is it news that Lemond, known for his petulance as a young rider, still shows flashes of it now? Why does anybody CARE? Why does his "apology" under pressure mean anything? Haven't we seen this played out 30 or 40 times before with other people under other conditions?
This whole thing smacks of an elementary school fistfight: Now, you boys shake hands and be friends...
yepbike_junkie
Aug 15, 2001 7:55 AM
he's backpedaling. Trek owns LeMond, Lance rides Trek and sells lots of them with high-profile TdF wins. Trek probably suggested LeMond apologize and shut his trap.
yep and yepJammin
Aug 15, 2001 8:21 AM
Thats why I bought a trek 2300 instead of a zurich. lemond was whining too much and i don't want to be associated with that kind of crap....even though the zurick is a pretty cool ride.
I forget which TDF it was, but.........Largo
Aug 15, 2001 7:06 PM
I remember seeing Greg finish a stage, and a reporter was trying to ask him something, and Greg was just screaming at him and others to get out of the way. He was really a prima donna. Now, i realize that the reporters can get in your face, and that they can be pretty ignorant, but in this particular incident, there was hardly any of them, and they were far from in his face, it was just Greg being Greg.
Never liked him much since.