Tour de France legend Greg LeMond was a surprise guest when he sat in on a Science Of Cyling event at Sheffeild’s Crucible.
The three time Tour winner, who also won the World Championship twice, is in the region for the Grand Depart, which starts in Leeds on Saturday, with day two’s finish line in Sheffield on Sunday,
Sheffield Hallam University organised the Crucible event as an interactive celebration of cycling to coincide with the weekend.
There was discussion about the impact of the Tour de France on science and technology, exercise participation and the region’s economy.
The panel included sports research professors, Olympic road race gold medallist Nicole Cooke and David Walsh – the journalist who uncovered the doping program and exposed Lance Armstrong.
“It was a nice surprise to welcome three-time Tour De France winner Greg Lemond,” said Ally Mogg, public relations manager
at Sheffield Hallam University
American LeMond, aged 53, who won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990, is an entrepreneur and also an anti-doping advocate who famously confronted Armstrong about doping at a press conference in 2008.