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Relive the closest finish in Tour de France history

Just 8 seconds seperated Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon after 3285km of racing.

WHILE TODAY’S PROCESSION around Paris promises little in the way of drama (save for the final sprint), the Tour de France hasn’t always finished on such a damp squib.

Indeed, in 1989, the Tour had it’s greatest ever finish when Greg LeMond – the 1986 winner – overcame a 50 second deficit on the final day’s time trial to beat two-time champion Laurent Fignon.

LeMond’s average speed for the course, 54.55 kilometres per hour, was the second fastest time trial ever ridden on the Tour and he needed every bit of it to win by just 8 seconds.

Relive the final moments here:



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