The 1984 Olympic champion had some fun but no luck
Ina Yoko-Teutenberg turned pro with Red Bull Frankfurt in 2000, 16 years after Alexi Grewal won his stunning gold medal in the Olympic road race in Los Angeles and left the amateur ranks. Both are in Merced, California, this week for the Merco Cycling Classic.
With his first road race for almost two decades behind him, Alexi Grewal can truthfully say that life begins at 50 — well, life as a racing cyclist aiming to return to the top.
In the five months since 1984 Olympic road champion Alexi Grewal announced he was making a comeback to racing at age 50, he has been hard at work. “There’s all the things you’ve got to do if you’re a privateer bike rider,” Grewal told VeloNews ahead of his comeback race this week. “I’ve been busy. Good busy.”
Even at 50, Alexi Grewal is deadly serious about mounting a comeback
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Editor's note: the following is an essay written by 1984 Olympic gold medalist Alexi Grewal. A full article on Grewal and his admitted use of performance enhancing drugs appears in the April 15 issue of VeloNews. Sons have a propensity to follow in their father’s footsteps. For that very reason I write this. My son, your son or daughter, should have the right to find the sport better than it is now or was in our day.
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