July 9, 1991 |
In the Tour de France, expect the unexpected. On a day that was supposed to be without incident, Greg LeMond got a surprising jolt before the start of the 130.8-mile third stage, which ended in Dijon, France. LeMond's new carbon-fiber bicycle that has gained much attention was stolen sometime Sunday night. All the competitors' bicycles were locked together in a storage room, but the chain had been cut by the time mechanics retrieved the bikes Monday morning. Only LeMond's bike was missing.