Suffering from leukemia, Greg LeMond will not be present on the Tour de France

Three times winner of the Tour de France (in 1986, 1989, 1990), Greg LeMond, 60, will not be able to attend the race this year (July 1 to 24). The American, who goes every year for pleasure on the roads of the Tour, must continue treatments aimed at curing leukemia.

I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. Fortunately, it’s a type of cancer that can be cured, and it’s a type of leukemia that isn’t life-threatening or debilitating either.LeMond said on his personal website late last week. I should be feeling better in a few weeks and in the near future my daily schedule will be little changed and I have been told that in a few months I should be in remission. The long-term prognosis is very favorable ‚ÄúSaid the former double world champion (1983 and 1989).

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