Greg LeMond versus Lance Armstrong: Battle of the flat fixers

Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond releases 'answer' video to Lance Armstrong's 'how to fix a flat'

It's fair to say that there's no love lost between three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond and shamed ex-Tour 'champion' Lance Armstrong.

When Armstrong recently took part in a not-too-serious video with Outsider Magazine showing you how to mend a puncture, LeMond felt compelled to put out his own not-too-serious film of how to fix a flat that mocks the original.

LeMond goes one better than his fellow American in his film with 9W Magazine by inflating the tyre by blowing it up with his legendary lung capacity. Needless to say, LeMond is the quicker tyre changer. And is it us, or does LeMond look like he's been keeping in shape?

Greg LeMond fixing a flat

Greg LeMond fixing a flat

Other videos showing you how to fix a puncture are also available.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.