Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond says he is unlikely to compete again.
"I'm not 100 percent sure I will race again," said LeMond, who was the opening-night speaker at the Interbike International Bicycle Show, the cycling industry's largest trade show. "I'm going through a real transition in my career. I'm trying to decide. I don't want to officially say I'm retiring because I want to make sure, but it isn't likely I will compete again."LeMond, 33, spoke for more than an hour Thursday night in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session.
LeMond, the only American to win cycling's premier event, won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990. But he hasn't won a race since his triumph in the 1992 Tour DuPont.
"If I quit today, I will be happy. I will have no regrets," he said. "I would like to win one more Tour. But I don't even know if winning one more Tour would make a difference in my life. I don't think it would. I'm happy that I've gotten to 14 years as a professional."
LeMond, suffering from what has been diagnosed as a lead problem, withdrew during the sixth stage of the 1994 Tour de France last July.
LeMond, accidentally shot by his brother-in-law during a hunting accident in April 1987, still has some 30 lead pellets in his body.
Despite the win and his third Tour de France title the following year, LeMond was often plagued by numerous injuries, illnesses and effects of the gunshot wound.