In 1986, Greg LeMond grew to become the very first American to win the biggest single annual sporting event on the planet, the Tour p France. Lemond’s legend happens to be measured by his unrivaled amounts of courage and tenacity and today, two decades following the date of his first Tour p France triumph, he’s adopted a similarly courageous challenge–to locate a remedy for diabetes.
In 1986, Greg LeMond grew to become the very first American to win the biggest single annual sporting event on the planet, the Tour p France. LeMond continued to taste victory again within the 1989 Tour p France, and again 30 days later within the 1989 World Titles. Then, like a final coup before retiring from competitive cycling, LeMond won another historic Tour p France for that third amount of time in 1990.
LeMond’s legend happens to be measured by his unrivaled amounts of courage and tenacity and today, two decades following the date of his first Tour p France triumph, he’s adopted a similarly courageous challenge-to locate a remedy for diabetes.
Greg LeMond joins the American Diabetes Association (ADA) because the Honorary Chairperson for Tour p Cure, the Association’s premiere annual cycling event, which boosts money for diabetes research, information, advocacy and awareness efforts. Tour p Cure happens countrywide and it is a ride-not really a race-that encourages individuals to pull out their bicycles and join 1000′s of other riders who’re pedaling for any cure.
“I’m proud to become the Honorary Chairperson for ADA’s Tour p Cure event,” states LeMond. “The Tour p Cure is a effective way for people being champions in fighting against diabetes.”
Nearly 21 million children and grown ups have diabetes, a 14 % increase since 2003. Another 41 million individuals are in danger of developing diabetes type 2. Diabetes may be the fifth leading reason for dying by disease within the U . s . States.
Greg LeMond is going to be available to provide the very best Tour p Cure fundraising using the Champion for Diabetes Award. Top fundraising will even qualify to win one of many official LeMond Bicycles contributed through the champion themself.
The Tour p Cure national showing sponsor is Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Other sponsors include Gold’s Gym, Performance Bicycles, LeMond Fitness, Discovery Health Funnel, and LeMond Racing Cycles-the state bicycle from the Tour p Cure.