Back in 1986, Greg LeMond became the first American to acquire the biggest single annual sporting event in the world, the Tour de France. LeMond went on to taste victory again in the 1989 Tour de France, and again 1 month later in the 1989 World Championships. Subsequently, as a final coup prior to retiring from competitive cycling, LeMond won the following historical Tour de France for the third time in 1990.
LeMond’s legend has ever been quantified by his unrivaled levels of guts and tenacity and today, 20 years after the date of his first Tour de France triumph, he’s taken on a equally courageous challenge-to find a remedy for diabetes.
Greg LeMond unites the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as the Honorary Chairperson for Tour de Cure, the Association’s premiere annual cycling event, which raises funds for diabetes research, information, advocacy and public awareness efforts. Tour de Cure happens nationally and can be a ride-not a race-that encourages individuals to dust off their bikes and join thousands of other riders that are pedaling to get a cure.
“I’m proud to be the Honorary Chairperson for ADA’s Tour de Cure event,” says LeMond. “The Tour de Cure is one strong way for all of us to become champions in the battle against diabetes.”
Diabetes is the fifth top cause of death by disease in the USA.
Greg LeMond will be available to present the top Tour de Cure fundraisers together with the Champion for Diabetes Award. Top fundraisers will also be eligible to win one of many official LeMond Bicycles given by the champion himself.
The Tour de Cure federal presenting sponsor is Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.