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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Quarter Will Start Without The Professor: Laurent Fignon (1960-2010)

Known in the sport as The Professor for his scholarly eyewear, Laurent Fignon, the two time Tour de France winner lost his battle with cancer at the age of 50.

Fignon was also known for his tactical skill and finesse in a race. Although Fignon won two Tours, he will likely be remembered for the one he narrowly in an epic duel with Greg Lemond during the 1989 Tour de France, which came down to an 8 second difference between the two riders, and remains the narrowest of Tour victories ever recorded.

Although he lost the Tour de France in 1989, he did manage to pick up the Maglia Rosa in the 1989 Giro de Italia and win dozens of other races.

Au Revoir Laurent!

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