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  1. says:

    This an interesting read into Laurent Fignon cycling career The book covers the cycling life very well but rarely mentions anything of his family life I not sure if it me but he doesn't come across a like able person in his book He stop talking to his friend Alan because he goes to work for another teamHe always

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    While cycling provides the source for the best sports writing French cyclists take it even further deviating from the simple linear narrative to something cerebal rather than just a this happened then this and after that there is a philosoph

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    The autobiography of one of the men who for a period in the 1980s rescued French pro road cycling from the encroachments of Italians Belgians and almost Americans One of Fignon's most watched moments was his loss of the 1989 Tour de

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    First I should say that I deeply regret reading this in English because the translation seemed to be wonky and w

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    This is a fine insight to professional cycling and the mindset of a cerebral and outstanding athlete Fignon was known as 'le Profesor' during

  6. says:

    This book is so good I'm clearly not feeling in a 5 star mood at the moment But yes it basically lives up to the promise of its title

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    I read the English translation by William Fotheringham; not the French originalFignon was surely the last great French champion He won Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 though Hinault six years older than Fignon so belonging to the pr

  8. says:

    An unvarnished yet fascinating story of a uniue iconic bicycle great and one of the unusual autobiographies I've read With better ed

  9. says:

    Laurent Fignon and Bernard Hinault were my cycling heroes in the 1980s I did some local racing and followed the professio

  10. says:

    Aren't you the guy who lost the Tour by 8 seconds he answered No I'm the guy who won it twiceLAURENT FIGNON WE WERE YOUNG

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Es he lost out to his American arch étions jeunes et PDF #8608 rival Greg LeMond by an agonising eight seconds on the final Parisian time trialIn this forthright and unflinching account the former champion spares neither friends nor opponents nor even himself In doing so he gives cycling fans a tantalising glimpse of what really went on behind the scenes of this epic sport the friendships the rivalries the betrayals the scheming the parties the girls and of course the performance enhancing drugsLaurent Fignon lived cycling This is a fine insight to professional cycling and the mindset of a cerebral and outstanding athlete Fignon was known as le Profesor during his cycling career and was a big name in an era festooned with big names eg Hinault Jalabert and LemondFignon was known for his forthright views and was never scared to make them known on or off the bike his confrontational nature was admired by the cycling tifosi if not by the administratorsThis is no holds barred autobiography that will be enjoyed by all who have an interest in this elegant savage but ultimately beautiful sport Laurent Fignon left this world too soon but his memory will be with us forever

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At its peak He enjoyed a truly exceptional career winning over eighty titles from to The highs were matched by lows of serious injury periods of self doubt and accusations of cheatingFignon's story bestrides a golden age in cycling a time when the headlines spoke of heroes not doping and a time when cyclists were afraid of nothingLaurent Fignon was born in Paris in He won the Tour de France in and and the Giro d'Italia in In June Fignon revealed that he was being treated for advanced intestinal cancer and he died in August I read the English translation by William Fotheringham not the French originalFignon was surely the last great French champion He won Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 though Hinault six years older than Fignon so belonging to the previous generation was the last French winner of the Tour in 1985 A real champion he won his first ever race at sixteen and the Tour de France at his first presence in the race as the great champions as Merckx Anuetil Hinault or CoppiHaving a strong personality Fignon was somehow different from what you could find in the bunch He was by then an example of fight and improvement even of the romantic force of cycling But he was too part of a fiction In this book Fignon recongnizes having taken amphetamines and he concedes that performance enhanced drugs was regular for most of the riders in the bunchAn obsesed worker he claims that back in the 80 s doping could not turn an ordinary rider into a champion However he believes that in the 90 s the stage changed and just that was possible He suggests his former domestiue Bjarne Riis as an example for this Fignon explains another difference between the 80 s and the 90 s the interests to make a good final classification which brought conservatism and prudence over the desire to win at all costs He think several times about those ways to runWith all this and longing for past times he had no choice but to retire Fignon was one of the lasts examples of the previous era in cycling and his withdrawal from pros left prevailing the golden age of EPOAs usual he tends to blame on others than on himself But there is some scent of sincerity even a bit of courage for recongnizing having taken amphetamines himself and stating cycling is full of doping not saying any names directly This is not freuent in a world of omert like cycling isBesides I find very interesting his relationship with Cirylle Guimard and with Alain Gallopin In fact I wish he had gone deeper into the latter There is no much of Fignon s private life in this book but his professional lifePS yes Fignon lost 1989 Tour de France by eight seconds and he is famous for that but he was much than this story

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The international jeunes et MOBI #243 bestselling autobiography of twice Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon one of the greatest and most charismatic cyclists of all time'One of the most charismatic and flamboyant cyclists in recent history' Daily Telegraph Laurent Fignon is one of the giants of modern cycling Twice Nous étions Epubwinner of the Tour de France in the early eighties Fignon became the star for a new generation In he took part in one of the most fiercely contested Tours of all time Over the course of kilometr This an interesting read into Laurent Fignon cycling career The book covers the cycling life very well but rarely mentions anything of his family life I not sure if it me but he doesn t come across a like able person in his book He stop talking to his friend Alan because he goes to work for another teamHe always complaining about the press and seem to rarely give interviews what he expected jouranlists have to make a living by interviewing stars he was the one the biggest cyclist of the 80 s so of course they need to print articles about him in the paper also his understanding of sport where he think the money he earned came from from sponsors who need the events covered in the media and for people to see there brand Business don t sponsor teams for no reason they need a return on there investmentHe complains about Lemond sticking to his wheel when Lemond was in the yellow jersey why would you attach if you re in the yellow jersey why not let your opponent do all the workI wonder how truthful the section on the drug taking is he says he took it once and failed the test and again blaming this on his friend Alan because he wasn t there to motivate himBut I would recommend reading it if you like cycling books