Tuesday, 31 August 2010

So long Fignon

I just sat down to watch the Vuelta when they broke the sad news that Laurent Fignon had died aged 50 from intestinal and pancreatic cancer. I can remember well watching him win the Tour de France in 1983 and 84 and the drama as he lost the 1989 tour by 8 seconds to Greg Lemond on the final time trial into Paris. He was also only one of 3 people Merckx and Coppi being the others to win the Tour on their first attempt. His death is a great loss to the sport of cycling.

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