Jannus Kuum

Jannus Kuum (left) & Steve Tilford
at the Coors Classic.

One of those riders that had an distinguished career as a domestique was Jannus Kuum. He rode for nine seasons (1986-94). Notably as teammate to Bernard Hinault & Greg LeMond for 1986-87  La Vie Clair. Born in Estonia and his nationality was Norwegian. He finished third overall in the Young rider classification in the 1988 Tour. And he died suddenly at only 33 years old in 1998. A life cut short.