July 30, Armstrong went on to win the Tour again in, and It was Delgado, just 2: Manage Profile Continue to SI. After years of denials, Armstrong finally admitted publicly, in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on January 17,he had doped for much of his cycling career, beginning in the mids through his final Tour de France victory in
LeMond had fought tenaciously to keep his five-second lead as he chased the Frenchman along the mountain roads, but he broke down as soon as he caught Fignon and slipped seven seconds behind.
With his prime competitive years still ahead of him, Greg LeMond was at the top of the heap. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from our online archives. July 30, Buy the Cover Browse the Magazine.
There is no escaping the mounting pressure, the crowds, the physical and mental exhaustion that gradually wears down all but the strongest riders.