Greg LeMond, 1989 Tour de France

Greg LeMond, 1989 Tour de France

Used by triathletes as early as 1987, the most notable first use of the aerobars occurred with Greg LeMond in the 1989 Tour de France. He used Scott aerobars which placed the elbow pads at near shoulder width, forearms elevated about 15 to 20 degrees, and hands in a fist position. Pioneered by aerodynamicist Boone Lennon, this was the birth of the modern aero position.

In 1989 Tour de France, Laurent Fignon held a 50-second advantage over LeMond going into the 21st and final stage, a rare 24.5 km individual time trial from Versailles to the Champs-Élysées in Paris (see the article titled “

M. Özgür Nevres

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