Gregory James "Greg" LeMond is an American former professional road racing cyclist, entrepreneur, and anti-doping advocate. He was World Champion in 1983 and 1989, and is a three-time winner of the Tour de France. LeMond was born in Lakewood, California, and raised in ranch country on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, about an hour away from Reno, Nevada. He is married and has three children with his wife Kathy, with whom he supports a variety of charitable causes and organizations.
In 1986, LeMond became the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour. He was accidentally shot while hunting in 1987 and missed the next two Tours. LeMond returned to the 1989 Tour de France, completing an improbable comeback by winning in dramatic fashion on the race's final stage. He successfully defended his title the following year, claiming his third and final Tour victory in 1990, and making LeMond one of only seven riders who have won three or more Tours. LeMond retired from competition in December 1994.
LeMond championed a number of technological advances into the cycling world, including aero handlebars and carbon fiber bicycle frames. As his cycling career reached its zenith, LeMond parlayed this background into a business interest, creating LeMond Bicycles. He also partnered in a family owned restaurant. He later became involved in a fitness equipment business and a real estate business. After his retirement, LeMond and his wife, Kathy, were financially crippled when Lance Armstrong accused LeMond of having won his Tours de France with the use of EPO, which caused his primary sponsor, Trek Bicycle, to end its relationship with LeMond.