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American arch 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 at its peak He enjoyed a truly exceptional. 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 Captain Wentworths Persuasion its peak He enjoyed a truly exceptional. This Canu Cynnar is a fine La bondad de los extraños 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 Willy the Wizard 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 Off-side if not by the administratorsThis Enséñame más interest Wonder (The Books of Marvella, 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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Nous étions jeunes et insouciants

The international 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 winner of the Tour de France in the early eighties Fignon became the star for a new generation In 1989 he took part in one of the most fiercely contested Tours of all time Over the course of 3285 kilometres he lost out to his. 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 France to Californian Greg Lemond by a mere eight seconds and Fignon panders to the car crash watchers by beginning the book with this episode His dignified riposte to strangers who said You re that bloke that lost the Tour de France by eight seconds aren t you was No monsieur I m the bloke who won it twice putting his achievements back in the spotlight Fignon seemed an anachronism in the tough world of pro cycling for a while being degree educated to a point as he gave up his degree for cycling and nicknamed le professeur for his trademark specs than anything else and compared to many of his peers from a fairly middle class background He had a rocky relationship with the press at times and with his fellow cyclists and managers not being

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Career winning over eighty titles from 1982 to 1993 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 1960 He won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d'Italia in 1989 In June 2009 Fignon revealed that he was being treated for advanced intestinal cancer and he died in August 201. 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 sta


10 thoughts on “Nous étions jeunes et insouciants

  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

  2. says:

    While cycling provides the source for the best sports writing French cyclists take it even further deviating from the simple linear narrative t

  3. says:

    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 France to Californian Greg Lemond by a mere eight seconds and Fignon panders to the car crash watc

  4. says:

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

  5. says:

    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 i

  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 throughout reflective and often poetic in a uniue yet understated way reflections on a past era of cycling One of the most successful aspects in the vein of Carson Mccullers or Tove Jansson is how the poetry appears naturally it stands apart from the factual recollections but seems right and appropriate; i

  7. says:

    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 a

  8. says:

    An unvarnished yet fascinating story of a uniue iconic bicycle great and one of the unusual autobiographies I've read With better editorial support a broader perspective less repetition better vocabulary and tighter editing this book could have been a classic but it was a uick fun entertaining read nonetheless What struck me most about the book however was that 1 a reader could conclude that Fignon was such a physical

  9. says:

    Laurent Fignon and Bernard Hinault were my cycling heroes in the 1980s I did some local racing and followed the professional racing scene closely I subscribed to Velo News and Winning magazine I haunted the foreign magazine shelves at Out Of

  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 AND CARE

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