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.