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Old 2010-08-31, 06:14 PM   #1
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Laurent Fignon is dead

He won The Tour twice, and lost with the closest finishing margin in Tour history.

May he rest in peace.
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Old 2010-08-31, 09:26 PM   #2
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Man, I remember that finish against LeMond like it was yesterday.

Sad day for cycling.
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Old 2010-08-31, 09:29 PM   #3
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Oh my! I remember that finish too...RIP Fignon
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Old 2010-09-01, 12:46 AM   #4
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This is sad. Hat's off to a two time winner of the TDF. May he RIP
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Old 2010-09-03, 09:48 AM   #5
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No way
I didn't even know he was ill. He and Robert Millar were my heroes, and that finish against LeMond was indeed legendary. Very sad to hear he's died.

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Old 2010-09-03, 09:02 PM   #6
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Si vous êtes toujours gagnant, vous êtes une vedette. Si vous perdez parfois vous êtes un héros.
Not every Tour winner can beat that dissease. 8 seconds. 50 years. Forever hero.
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Old 2010-09-04, 03:51 AM   #7
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Leo, that is a stunning post.

Thank you.
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Old 2010-09-06, 07:41 AM   #8
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He was a consultant on french TV and covered last TDF in july, his voice was completely messed up by the disease and he used to talk about it simply.
I also remember the last stage against Lemond, though I'm not into cycling.
RIP Laurent.
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Old 2010-09-08, 07:39 PM   #9
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Old 2010-09-08, 07:57 PM   #10
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For those of you who never saw that classic finish...

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Old 2010-10-11, 11:02 AM   #11
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Leo, that is a stunning post.
Thanks, I don't think I've ever said so much in so few words. It also reflects the way he looked at his losing (the tour). In the 20 years not a single week passed without someone mentioning it. He accepted it as part of his history; if he would have won nobody would still talk about it that much (like I described in the 1st sentence).

As I think/hope you'll understand, here's a Flamish source.
As Belgium still is a huge cycling-country the site still shows a section/page dedicated to him.
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Old 2019-07-29, 08:07 PM   #12
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Recent video's...

Team Manager LeMond 1989:
https://sporza.be/nl/2019/07/23/jose...emond-tijdrit/

Valerie Fignon:
https://sporza.be/nl/2019/07/28/sammy/
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Me with Greg LeMond in 1996. This was the weekend before the first-ever Muni Weekend. Greg signed the Muni Weekend flyer I'm holding in my left hand there. This was in Davis, CA at the grand opening of a Bruegger's Bagel shop, in which Greg was part owner. He used to live and train in Davis.
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I would rather meet John Foss than Greg LeMond. I've heard that John Foss is a really good unicyclist
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Old 2019-08-18, 09:59 PM   #15
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I would rather meet John Foss than Greg LeMond. I've heard that John Foss is a really good unicyclist
I've met both, and don't I think either belongs in the center of attention of this thread.
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