Laurent Fignon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Laurent Fignon

French professional road bicycle racer

Date of Birth: 12-Aug-1960

Place of Birth: 18th arrondissement of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 31-Aug-2010

Profession: writer, sport cyclist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Laurent Fignon

  • Laurent Patrick Fignon (French pronunciation: ?[lo??~ fi??~]; 12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010) was a French professional road bicycle racer who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d'Italia in 1989.
  • He is former FICP World No.
  • 1 in 1989.
  • He nearly captured the Tour de France for a third time in 1989 before being edged by Greg LeMond by 8 seconds, the closest margin ever to decide the Tour.
  • Fignon won many classic races, including taking Milan–San Remo back-to-back in 1988 and 1989.
  • He died from cancer in 2010.

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