"All of a sudden you experience the acceleration and the boat picks up and she is gone," said one of America's finest ever bike riders.

"I've never seen anything else like it, you are really flying over the water. It is like you are floating on a magic carpet," said the multiple Grand Tour winner.

America's Cup champion Glenn Ashby welcomed the champion cyclist onboard the series leading SuperFoiler alongside gold medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen.

"It is like cycling in many ways. In France you have the race visit villages, and fans can watch the finest athletes in the peloton fly past them for free," said LeMond following his time on one of the spectator crafts in Corio Bay.

Asked about Australia's chances at this year's Tour de France he singled out Tasmanian and BMC's leader Richie Porte.

"This is Richie's time. I think it was hard to see him leave the race last year because he was a real challenger, but this year is his chance," said LeMond.

LeMond is set to return tomorrow to watch the best sailors on the planet fight for stage honours in Geelong. 

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