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Greg LeMond, cycling great, in new carbon fibre venture with Geelong’s Deakin University

22 June 2017

American Greg LeMond is an innovator and businessman who won the world’s most famous bike race — three times.

LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990 riding carbon fibre bikes, and pioneered the use of the strong, lightweight material in cycling.

His latest venture with Victoria’s Deakin University will develop new ways to dramatically cut the cost of carbon fibre production for a wide range of uses. I’ve been credited as being the most innovative cyclist in the sport, and I think that’s totally an exaggeration, but what I have been is very curious,” he said.

“I see opportunity where others ask, ‘Why would you do that?’ and I’m [saying], ‘Well, why not?’.”

In a $US44 million ($58 million) deal, LeMond Composites will license technology developed at Deakin’s Geelong-based carbon fibre research centre, Carbon Nexus.

For full media release click here…

View the video of the announcement on the LeMond Composites website …