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Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond announces leukemia diagnosis
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reg LeMond, the American cyclist who has won three Tour de France victories, has announced his diagnosis of leukemia.

The 60-year-old released a statement on Monday revealing he was showing symptoms of fatigue before a health check confirmed the cancer was “treatable”.

“I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia,” he said.

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

“No one ever wants to hear the word cancer but, let’s face it, it’s a huge relief now to know why I felt bad.”

LeMond won the Tour in 1986, 1989 and 1990 – and is the only American to win the historic race after Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis were stripped of their crowns. LeMond has long been a strong anti-doping voice in sports.

Between his first and second titles, he recovered from life-threatening injuries after being accidentally shot by a friend while on a turkey hunting trip in his native California.


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