edwinhijmans (edwinhijmans) wrote,

Laurent Fignon dies

 Professional cycling just lost one of it's most characteristic figures: Laurent Fignon, winner of the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 died today at age 50. Fignon, who also won the 1989 Giro d'Italia and a number of cycling classics, but will always be remembered because of those 8 seconds that separated him from the '89 Tour win. 'Le Professeur', as his nickname was, due to his trademark glasses, lost his last battle against cancer, after a fight that took several years.
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