Author Archives: Edmund Klinkerch

The Greatest American Cyclist; Greg Lemond

Today’s lecture focused on the dark and unsavory side of bicycle racing. To contrast, I’d like to bring to your attention Greg Lemond, the first and only American cyclist to win the Tour de France. He had and still has … Continue reading

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Has a Mainer Ever Competed in The Tour de France?

The answer is a YES! Susan Elias of Readfield was a member of the USA women’s team which competed in the Tour De Feminin (women’s TdF) in 1989.  This race was run concurrently with the men’s race over somewhat shorter … Continue reading

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This is a real bike race

While the Tour de France in July gets all the publicity in this country, spring is the time for the legendary one day races termed “classics” . There are several, Milan-SanRemo in Italy, Amstel Gold race in Holland, The Ronde … Continue reading

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