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jockanese
Speed Limits N/A

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Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  13:08:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Laurent Fignon died today (Tuesday), a real champion.
Just read his book, very good.

Service Des Course
Gaining Speed

115 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  13:13:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

A Truely great attacking rider gone at a very early age.

God rest his soul
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phildev
Setting Off

54 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  13:52:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
really sad news
one of my heroes
phil
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Gordon Goldie
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Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  14:09:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/8957337.stm
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fuente
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Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  15:25:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the professer
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jockanese
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Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  15:57:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I'm not the guy who lost the Tour by 8 seconds, I'm the guy who won the Tour twice!"
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Graham McG
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Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  16:36:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gutted.

A winner of the tour at 22, he had class, elegance, hubris, intellect and was outspoken - all the characteristics of a true champion.

Sad day.
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andywoo
Crusing Past

348 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  18:01:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cancer ......hate it so much right now.
r.i.p laurent
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bob b
Crusing Past

277 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  21:10:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very sad,fignon loved to attack and hated todays style of racing, his book is an excellent read.he may have lost the tour by 8 secs, but should be remembered for the many races he won.

Edited by - bob b on 31 Aug 2010 22:21:43
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rmac1970
Setting Off

85 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  22:15:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sad day indeed. I remember a story around the early 90s when he was still a top rider and was pushing off at a local time trial. That must have been brill for the riders. Can you imagine pulling up to the start and Laurent Fignon holds your bike whilst you clip in, what a legend.


R.Mac
www.glasgowunitedcc.co.uk
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team-Z
Gaining Speed

113 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2010 :  07:37:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
r.i.p. prof
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GutoW
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478 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2010 :  09:08:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very sad. One of the greats from the era I got into cycling.

God sent me to skin you alive...
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Z00SH
Speed Merchant

843 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2010 :  09:48:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The missus met him years ago when Systeme U stayed at a hotel she was working at mid TdeF in the 80's. She said he was rude and smelled bad, but I loved him and the way he rode, never one to sit and wait, he attacked right at the bottom of climbs and rode with panache and style.

It's a shame he'll be forever remembered by the non cycling world for his TdeF loss to Lemond in the final Paris TT. He was a true champion and didn't deserve that. How many of todays TdeF contenders could have mixed it at Paris Roubaix the way he did?

RIP :-(

Scott McDiarmid

"I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five." - Henri Desgranges
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nmacleod
Crusing Past

456 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2010 :  11:06:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Truly sad news.

He attacked on one of the flattish stages of the Tour his aggressive riding made the race.

RIP


Neil Macleod


Positive actions speak louder than positive words.

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Z00SH
Speed Merchant

843 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2010 :  11:45:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Robert Millar's take on the man

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/robert-millar-remembers-laurent-fignon

Scott McDiarmid

"I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five." - Henri Desgranges
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