A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 71
1984 After the stage at l’Alpe d’Huez a mysterious woman in black leathers approached Greg LeMond.
“Monsier LeMond. Monsieur Tapie would like to see you” she said. How could he resist?
She took him to meet Bernard Tapie, owner of the La Vie Claire team. There he was offered a contract beyond his wildest dreams, but what allegedly really seduced him was not just the money or the leather-clad brunette.
It was the lure of a set of state-of-the-art clipless bike pedals. That’s a bike geek for you.
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