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Greg LeMond: three-time Tour de France winner treated for leukemia |  Cycling News


American Tour de France winner Greg LeMond is treated for chronic myeloid leukemia; “Fortunately, it is a type of leukemia that is not life-threatening or disabling”

Last update: 06/06/22 5:12 p.m.

Greg LeMond, pictured here in 2014, won the Tour de France three times

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond is being treated for leukemia.

LeMond, 60, first won the Tour de France in 1986 and then followed it up with victories in 1989 and 1990.

Greg LeMond: three-time Tour de France winner treated for leukemia |  Cycling News

“No one ever wants to hear the word cancer, but it sure is a great relief now to know why I felt bad”

Greg Le Mond

“I have been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia,” he said in a statement posted on his website.

“Fortunately, it is a type of cancer that can be treated, and it is a type of leukemia that is not life-threatening or debilitating.

“After a series of tests and a bone marrow biopsy, which was completed last week, I received my official diagnosis last Friday.

“Nobody ever wants to hear the word cancer but, sure, it’s a big relief now to know why I felt bad.”

LeMond also won the world championships in 1983 and 1989 before retiring from competition in December 1994.




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