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Throwback Thursday: American pro racing in 1989

Make America great for East Coast road racing again!

1989 Tour de Trump banner

Who remembers the Tour de Trump, which was going to be even greater than the Tour de France?

Believe it or not, when race organizer Billy Packer proposed naming this bike race after Donald Trump, Trump initially refused because he was worried about the media reaction. We can blame pro cycling for the development of Trump’s apparent narcissism.

The winner of the inaugural race in 1989 was Norwegian Dag Otto Lauritzen racing for 7-Eleven. Greg Lemond, racing for Z-Tomasso, would win in 1992, by which time the race was called the Tour DuPont. Lance Armstrong, racing for Jim Ochowicz’s Motorola, won the final two editions of this race in 1995 and 1996.

Lance Armstrong to appear on Oprah

Oprah Winfrey will speak exclusively with Lance Armstrong in his first no-holds-barred interview. Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.

The special 90-minute Thursday night episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter will air Thursday, January 17(9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition-the interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on

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Via about a zillion people, including Bike Hugger and Jenny Oh. There’s been some speculation Armstrong might come clean and confess all.

Do I file this under “Armstrong” or “doping“? because these days they seem synonymous in the minds of many people.