Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A few video interviews

I put up some videos of an interview that Greg LeMond did when he was visiting the Tour de France 2008 on my youtube account:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

The videos are from this site and can be seen there too. My purpose for copying them on youtube is just to make the interview easier to find and have the three parts close together.

Well, actually, the main reason is so that we are able to watch the interview without having to endure the horrendous Trek commercial that precedes each part of it ;-) ...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

LeMond and Fignon riding today's TT together

Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon rode the time-trial Cholet-Cholet (stage 4) of the Tour de France this morning. It's great to see them getting along so well, after also having seen them being interviewed side by side last year on the Tour (video is here ;-)). It was said on French television that they did the TT in about 45 min (so 'just' 10 min more than the stage winner today, and only 2 min more than the last... not bad at all!)

I hope there'll be videos or pictures available somewhere.

As other news, several articles (for instance that one) mention that Greg's favorite for the Tour is Cadel

And I'm editing this post to add that I just found this video interview of Greg on Versus. Several things to comment on in what he said. I hope to have more time later to come back on it ;-).

And edited again, to add this other video on Versus. Nice
one ;-)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Greg on the Tour in Brittanny

As I said before, there are right now quite some news about Greg and I have a hard time to catch up here. Right now I have time just to indicate the latest news. Sorry about that...

And the latest news is the following: Greg LeMond was on the Tour de France today, for the 2nd stage (Auray - St Brieuc) and shared his will to participate in the anti-doping fight and in the changes that are needed to clean cycling. He gave interviews that are reported in many media sources. Here's a link to the most complete interview, as far as I can tell... One of the main points he made is that cycling does not need UCI anymore. Here's the quote:

"The UCI is just there to stamp licenses and make the regulations. The solution for cycling is very simple: organizers and riders should create their own federation and take over the sport"

I couldn't agree more ;-).

He was invited by his former teammate Eric Boyer to follow the stage, and Greg could be seen briefly on French television, beside Bernard Hinault in an interview conducted after the stage.

Here is also a video of one of the interviews Greg did this morning in Auray.
It is also indicated in the media that Greg drew big crowds around him and was asked for many autographs. His presence on the Tour didn't go unnoticed, and that's good news...