Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has taken a step in a new direction by stepping into the editor’s chair at Procycling.
In the January 2008 issue, which goes on sale in the UK on December 20 and across the rest of the world in the new year, LeMond focuses on some of the incidents and issues that are close to his heart, including his radical thoughts on training and how cycling has helped his family through some difficult times.
During a frantic few days at home in Minneapolis, LeMond sets out his vision for the sport, analyzing conventional training methods and explaining why he believes less can be more – in short, why training in a very specific way can make any cyclist faster. He also explains what he would do if he was running the sport, and has some particularly strong views on what should be done to tackle the issue of doping.
On the personal side, LeMond gives his insight into some of the great sporting moments he enjoyed on the bike, including his thoughts on that 1986 Tour feud with team-mate Bernard Hinault and why he thinks he got the edge of Laurent Fignon in the incredible 1989 Tour. He also talks frankly and candidly about some of the personal problems he and his family have faced, and reveals how therapy and cycling has helped them get back on the right track.
Bagged with a free 2008 calendar containing all of the season’s key race dates, Procycling‘s January issue also features a profile of LeMond’s managerial mentor Cyrille Guimard, Patrik Sinkewitz talks about his doping and why T-Mobile’s demise is not his fault and Frankie Andreu tests De Rosa’s extravagantly named Idol.
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