King’s Books and Old Town Bicycle welcome author Daniel de Visé talking about his new biography, The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France. In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident. Barely two years after this crisis, in summer 1989, he again won the Tour–arguably the world’s most grueling athletic contest–by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes.
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Daniel de Visé is an author and journalist. A graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern universities, he has worked at the Washington Post and Miami Herald, among other newspapers. He shared a 2001 Pulitzer Prize and has garnered more than two dozen national and regional journalism awards. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show and coauthor of I Forgot To Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children.