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Well done. The '89 TdF is one of my favorites and I've rewatched the highlights and entire final time trial many times. And that World Championship final extended sprint shootout with Fignon, Kelly, Konyshev, Claveyrolat and Fignon. Hard to top that finish for nail biting drama.

I have a similar aero bar and have tried it a few times this year on my '89 Ironman. Really renews my respect for LeMond. He barely had any experience with an aero bar and gambled on the aero advantage over the increased risk of crashing. Especially with downtube shifters. I realized why he used the aero tuck so erratically -- it's flirting with disaster to keep one hand on the aero bar while shifting a downtube shifter. But some of my fastest Strava segments came from those aero bar experiments.

Occasionally Fignon's last minute loss was described as a "tragedy", but it was really just a tactical error. Fignon had used some aero gear before -- helmet and disc wheels. He gambled on the familiar and his own power and lost. Not a tragedy.
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