Even good people are obliged to deceive.

- Greg Lemond

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.

- Greg Lemond

It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar.

- Greg Lemond

I know I'll never feel that sensation of racing and winning again and that took a while to get used to. The Tour was a race I never thought I could lose.

- Greg Lemond

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.

- Greg Lemond

I'm more optimistic about cycling right now than I've ever been.

- Greg Lemond

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying.

- Greg Lemond

I rode in a nine-day charity ride recently, averaged 43km a day and still finished in the lead group. I'm 38, not quite finished yet.

- Greg Lemond

I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold.

- Greg Lemond

Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made. Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made.

- Greg Lemond