From the article: Tour de France 2009
What's your favorite memory of the Tour de France? The biggest win, biggest upset or perhaps most daring performance by a rider. Share yours here and see what others recall as their own most memorable moments in the Tour de France. Share Your Favorite
Lance Going Cross Country
- My favorite moment in the Tour de France was when Lance Armstrong went skidding off the road in one of the mountain stages, and ended up riding his bike across a big pasture and rejoining the race on the bottom side of the hill when he came back on the road and merged back in with the other riders
- —Guest Big Bill
Beat Tour de France
- Greg LeMond was behind 50 seconds at the 21st stage. Due to pure physical conditioning, determination, and focus. He geared his bike in the time trails to beat Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds! Fingnon turned into raw hamburger (instead of filet Mignon; which means Dainty or Cute in French) after the results were posted for the Final (Overall) time of 1989 Tour! Fingnon or Dainty, couldn't handle it! He literally threw himself on the ground and started bawling like a baby! LeMond (The AMERICAN!) was the Champ of the 1989 Tour de France. and Fingnon (Cute) was the French Chump! Fingnon: fait taire et le font juste!