Chambery 1989 and one of the great one day road races. The World’s dished out a stunning finish this year, with Tour de France winners Greg Lemond and Laurent Fignon battling it out with the one-day stars Sean Kelly and Adri Van der Poel for the rainbow jersey.
Sean Kelly had been the world’s number one ranked rider for several years, many felt he was destined to win the jersey in 1989. Greg Lemond was back from the dead though (having recovered from being shot) and along with Fignon, they were old-school riders as capable of competing in a one day dust up, as winning a Grand Tour. Coming to the finish though, Kelly sat in the group ominously posed in his green jersey – he was the best sprinter, he just needed to time his jump right didn’t he.