Laurent Fignon Cyclist

Originally, it was intended that the Laurent Fignon in the 1983 Tour de France would be servant of Bernard Hinault. When Hinault due an injury could not start in the Tour, Fignon was the 22-year-old Tour Rookie out of a chance to prove himself as a leader. To the surprise of many, this Parisian strongest rider in the Tour. During the 17th stage, which ended in the?? l?? Alpe d Huez, Fignon took the yellow Jersey. On July 24, the rider of the Renault team in Paris honored as winners of the 70th Tour de France.

Duel

After this season, Bernard Hinault left the Renault team.He was a captain on the La Vie Claire. Laurent Fignon stayed with Renault. 1984 viewing of large duel would be between Fignon and Hinault.
It was a great triumph for the young talent. Fignon won five times. The young Parisian was in the standings than ten minutes ahead of Hinault.
Laurent Fignon was seen as the new emperor of the cycling world. It was expected that he would govern in the cannibalistic ways cycling over the next few years.

Function

Fignon but then got seriously hurt. He needed surgery on both Achilles tendons. The rehabilitation lasted for 260 days. After that, he still won the big games, but he was never so superior way around bikes as prior to surgery
The closest he approached their former level in 1989. Fignon won that year’s Giro and also seemed to win the Tour. The story is well-known: in bloedstollendste settlement in the history of the Tour, he lost the match ended with eight seconds difference. Greg LeMond won.
To his chagrin Fignon became in recent years by cycling fans and journalists often reminded of that narrow defeat, then his two major final victories in the Tour.

Picture

Fignon had during his career, a negative image in the media. It was because he had many violent conflicts with journalists. The Parisian was of the opinion that cycle journalists often disrespectful and obnoxious.
In the peloton had a completely different Fignon. He had a much more positive picture. Many drivers considered him as a good and reliable colleague.

Epilogue

After his career was Fignon few years organiser of the Paris-Nice. He was also a TV commentator in the cycling competitions.
Laurent Fignon did during the summer of 2009 that he was suffering from cancer. In the 2010 Tour, he’d hear that a TV commentator. His voice was already hard hit by cancer. 31 Aug 2010 he died.

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