A few-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has announced he has been identified with a treatable type of cancer, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
In a statement posted to his private web site last Thursday, LeMond stated the disease is not lifestyle-threatening, but has resulted in bouts of tiredness and will avert him from attending this year’s Tour de France in particular person.
“No just one ever needs to listen to the term cancer but, admittedly, there is wonderful reduction, now, to know why I was emotion inadequately,” wrote LeMond, 60. “My medical professionals and I have decided on a remedy which will begin this 7 days. I should be sensation far better in a number of months and for the in the vicinity of potential, my everyday plan will be altered only a little and I have been instructed that in a number of months, I really should be in remission.”
The most adorned American male bike owner in background, LeMond gained his initial Tour de France in 1986, then posted back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990.
Considering that retiring from opposition in 1994, LeMond has been a staunch anti-doping advocate and is acknowledged as the only American Tour de France champion — soon after Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis ended up stripped of their titles for doping offenses.