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1986: Memory Lane... A Patrick Verhoest Photo Essay


Yes, our good friend Patrick, who has his own photos as well as permission to access some fun old stuff, sends in the following 1986 Tour de France special...

All photos courtesy of Patrick Verhoest...


LeMond climbing in the Pyrenees, bringing down his gap to Hinault. He was a pretty edgy guy that year, and while unfair this photo seems to support that conventional wisdom:


From there, things got better, Greg won, and went home to Belgium. His hometown of Marke, outside Kortrijk, had a little celebration...




They even tidied up his garden for him: