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 “Said the former double world champion (1983 and 1989).