Greg LeMond quotes

  • It never gets easier; you just go faster.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Easier #Faster

  • If Lance is clean, it is the greatest comeback in the history of sports. If he isn't, it would be the greatest fraud.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Would Be #Comeback

  • I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle, it's not going to be satisfying.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Struggle #Cycling #Excellence

  • There is no pill, no drug, that can do for you what one hour of exercise can.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Exercise #Drug #Pills

  • Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Apology #Sincere #Made

  • I wanted to be seen as a good person, and never wanted to let people down, but I found it hard to handle the fame or adulation. I didn't feel worthy of it. I was ashamed by who I thought I was because I felt partly responsible [for the abuse] and I was never able to enjoy the stuff I should have been able to enjoy. My first thought when I won the Tour was: 'My God, I'm going to be famous', and then I thought, 'He's going to call'. I was always waiting for that phone call. I lived in fear that anyone would ever find out.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Phones #People #Waiting

  • It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Liars #Cycling

  • Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Racing #Important

  • Testing, we will never do enough of it.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Enough #Testing

  • It doesn't get any easier; you just get faster.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Easier #Faster

  • You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Risk #Racing

  • More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Im Sorry #Apology #People

  • The most important decision I ever made in my career was to live my life in sports as honestly and ethically as possible. Never having compromised my values allows me to look back on my life with no regrets and feel satisfaction in what I was able to accomplish.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Regret #Careers

  • When you get second place, you say 'I could have won it here, I could have won it there.' When you win, you never say anything; it's finished.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Winning #Say Anything

  • Racing is a very selfish, self-centred, self-glorifying thing. My wife's life for 14 years was centered around me. It was all about me. It was all for my ego.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Selfish #Years #Wife

  • I rode in a nine-day charity ride recently, averaged 43km a day and still finished in the lead group. I'm 38, not quite finished yet.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Groups #Charity #Nine

  • I'm more optimistic about cycling right now than I've ever been.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Optimistic #Cycling

  • I know it is possible to win the Tour without taking anything.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Winning

  • I'm lucky that mountian biking wasn't around when I was 20, because I wouldn't have won the Tour de France. It's my kind of sport - hard, individualistic, and not a lot of tactics.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Lucky #Tactics

  • The key is being able to endure psychologically. When you're not riding well, you think, why suffer? Why push yourself for four or five hours? The mountains are the pinnacle of suffering
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Thinking #Keys #Cycling

  • The problem with being a Tour de France winner is you always have that feeling of disappointment if you don't win again. That's the curse of the Tour de France.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Disappointment #Winning #Feelings

  • There are so many people who have died of cycling, and that didn't happen when I was racing.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Cycling #People #Racing

  • There are few things that you can't do as long as you are willing to apply yourself.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Work #Long #Willing

  • I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Thinking #Years #Healthy

  • If people really want to clean the sport of cycling up, all you have to do is put your money where your mouth is.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Cycling #People

  • Even good people are obliged to deceive.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #People #Deception #Good People

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