Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly Issue 2 - Page 113

The Woman In Black A Miscellany of Le Tour de France 1984 1984 After the stage at l’Alpe d’Huez a mysterious woman in black leathers approached Greg LeMond. “Monsier LeMond. Monsieur Tapie would like to see you” she said. How could he resist? She took him to meet Bernard Tapie, owner of the La Vie Claire team. There he was offered a contract beyond his wildest dreams, but what allegedly really seduced him was not just the money or the leather-clad brunette. It was the lure of a set of state-of-the-art clipless bike pedals. AR C Badger Stalking That’s a bike geek for you. A Miscellany of Le Tour de France 1985 1985 Late one night, as Bernard Hinault was enjoying a quiet evening at home he was disturbed by a knock at the door. A Dutch lady turned up his house in Brittany and commanded he make love to her immediately. When he refused she began ranting and swearing profusely. Hinault said “I knew she was swearing because I recognized the same words the Dutch cyclists used on the road, usually towards me.” Ooh la la. 113