Almost a year after the bill (co-sponsored by Nevada’s U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and California Rep. Mike Thompson) was first brought up, three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond became the first cyclist to win the coveted Congressional Gold Medal.
“Lots of people know of Greg’s outstanding athletic achievements, of which there are many, but I’m most proud of my brother for standing up for what is right, fair, and honest,” she said. “Shunned by many for being an outspoken anti-doping cyclist, he stood up to bullies and press at a difficult time in his life. He has overcome many obstacles on and off the road, and I cannot think of anyone who deserves the award more than my brother.”
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