Greg Lemond Autographed TDF Cycling Jerseys 1986 Team La Vie Claire Jersey Only.
This is a rare oppurtunity to own a peice of American cycling history! These jerseys have NEVER been available for sale before!
This auction includes two Genuine Race Used Autographed Jerseys from Greg Lemond. Greg Lemond was the first American to win the Tour de France and this year is the 25th Anniversary of that win. The first jersey is the Team La Vie Claire jersey he wore to win the second jersey which is the Yellow Podium jersey. These jerseys were actually worn and used in the Tour de France in 1986. These incredibly rare jerseys were obtained personally from Greg Lemond by Joseph Taylor a former USPS Cat II pro cyclist and mechanic. Mr. Taylor also previously rode with Team Saturn and was well known in the cycling world.
Included in the auction are photos of Greg Lemond with Mr. Taylor in Greg's personal home at the time when the jerseys were signed and Mr. Taylor acquired them.
Mr. Taylor will also personally sign a COA for the items since he is the person who acquired both jerseys and was a personal friend of Greg Lemond.
Gregory Lemond was born June 26, 1961 in Lakewood, CA. He was a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States and a three time winner of the Tour de France.
In 1986 Lemond became the first American and the first non European cyclist to win the Tour de France. The following year he was shot and seriously injured in a hunting accident. He was able to return to the tour in 1989 winning it dramatically in it's final stage. He won again for the third time the following year in 1990. He is one of only nine cyclist to have won the Tour 3 or more times.
The 1986 Tour de France was on July 4 to July 27th the total race distance was 4094 km distributed over 23 stages. Lemond was a team co leader on Team La Vie Claire and although his teammate Bernard Hinault was supposed to help Lemond in his first bid to win the Tour it ended up being a dramatic competition between team mates in which Lemond emerged victorious.
Greg Lemond later stated that this was one of the most stressful races of his entire life.
Letter from Personal Friend, Letter From Original Owner
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