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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
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Cyclist Laurent Fignon dies at age 50

Cyclist Laurent Fignon dies at age 50

PARIS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Laurent Fignon, who twice won the Tour de France, has died in Paris of cancer. He was 50.

Report: Lemond subpoenaed by grand jury

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Greg LeMond had been subpoenaed to provide information on doping allegations against fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong, the New York Daily News said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 27, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 26, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, July 27, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, June 26, 2007.

Landis fires manger over call to LeMond

MALIBU, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- Tour de France winner Floyd Landis fired his business manager over a phone call made to Greg LeMond about LeMond being sexually abused as a child.

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Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2006 with 157 to follow.
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U.S.'s Landis triumphs in Tour de France

PARIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Floyd Landis has triumphed in the Tour de France, the third American to take cycling's most prestigious contest.

Armstrong passes up Paris for Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 27 (UPI) -- Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is skipping Paris to ride in this summer's Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, the Des Moines Register said. Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton both have denied recent doping accusations in European m

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Today is Monday, June 26, the 177th day of 2006 with 188 to follow.
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Gregory James LeMond (born June 26, 1961) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States and a three-time winner of the Tour de France. He was born in Reno, Nevada.

In 1986, LeMond became the first American and the first non-European cyclist to win the Tour de France. The following year he was shot and seriously injured in a hunting accident. He was able to return to the Tour in 1989, winning it dramatically in its final stage. He won again for the third time the following year in 1990. He is one of only nine cyclists to have won the Tour three or more times.

Greg LeMond was a standout junior rider who quickly established himself as one of the most talented cyclists in the professional circuit. After his initial success on the junior circuit he began competing against older, more seasoned competitors. He gained the attention of the US Cycling Federation's national team, riding for them at the 1979 Junior World Championships held in Argentina. There he won gold, silver and bronze medals, the highlight being his spectacular victory in the road race. He was selected for the 1980 U.S. Olympic cycling team; however the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow prevented him from competing there.

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