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vail laurent fignon

Postby jules21 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:01 pm

passed today, apparently. a hero of cycling and one of the reasons i became interested in the sport as a boy.

aged 50 and winner of the 83-84 Tour.

i watched his monster attacks on the 89 tour on recorded Beta cassette dozens of times.

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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby Redbull » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:07 pm

Laurent Fignon est mort
LEMONDE.FR | 31.08.10 | 13h58 • Mis à jour le 31.08.10 | 14h02


:cry: :cry:
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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby crog » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:48 pm

Why does it appear so many ex champs die young; aged 50 should have been super fit

Is it the dreaded ******
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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:00 pm

He was a tough cookie thou...commentated the whole tour de france this year for French TV.Had trouble understanding him at times as he could hardly speak.
Sad day.

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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby MichaelB » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:54 am

Only know of some of his exploits. Another person taken too early by a bastard of a disease. :(

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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby brentono » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:07 pm

Yes, Vail Laurent Fignon
(a photo taken in 1976, Laurent Fignon and cadets at Combs la Ville)
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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby The Womble » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:15 pm

A true legend of the sport and a great loss. I want a frame with his name on it!

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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby brentono » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:22 pm

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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby ft_critical » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:49 pm

brentono wrote:


I thought you banned yourself?

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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby Chuck » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:33 pm

ft_critical wrote:
brentono wrote:


I thought you banned yourself?


The ones who make a song and dance of it never leave :P




Re Fignon, 2 x Tours overall + 9 stages, 1 x Giro overall + 3 stages, Vuelta podium + 2 stages, Milan San Remo, La Fleche Wallone and he lost a couple of his best chances at the Tour (85/86) because of injury.

The guy was a gun.
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Re: vail laurent fignon

Postby brentono » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:00 pm

ft_critical wrote:
brentono wrote:


I thought you banned yourself?


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