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1985 Coors Classic Bicycle Race

Stage 1 of the Coors Classic Bicycle Race was held San Francisco on September 1, 1985. The 1985 edition of the race started in San Francisco and ended in Colorado. An international field of racers including Greg Lamond and 5-time Tour de France champion Benard Hinault competed. Greg LeMond won the Tour de France the following year in 1986. Enjoy the pictures I took of the race and I hope they bring back some fond memories of past major American bicycle races. The Coors International Bicycle Classic took place from 1979 through 1988 and was sponsored by the Coors Brewing Company. Michael Aisner was the stage race's PR director in 1079 and bought the race for one dollar from Siegel. The idea of the race was taken to Peter Coors, the beer impresario. The Coors Bicycle Classic was held over two weeks of racing in California, Nevada and Colorado, with stages in some years in Hawaii and Wyoming.

Dave McGrath-Wagner



Riders pictured above participating in the time trial. The pictures below of the racers in the second day of racing that featured a criterium race.



Greg LeMond, winner of the Coors Classic in his first year as a pro in 1980> Benard Hinault, he won the Tour de France in 1985 one year ahead of teammate LeMond.  He helped LeMond win the Coors Classic. Hinaualt won the road stage as well as a Time Trial.

Greg Lamond at center of picture counting down the laps

Websites of Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault


The Bernard Hinault Archive - 1986 Gallery 5-Time Tour de France winner.

LeMond Greg LeMond Official Website




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This section includes pictures taken at major bicycle races in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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