Laurent Fignon passed away one year ago today. A talented and exciting rider, the Frenchman would go from the neo-pro shown above to win grand tours and classics alike. For me his free thinking and straight talking set him apart, he was much more than a successful racer.
If you’re unfamiliar with him, his autobiography is a great read. “Nous étions jeunes et insouciants” (“We were young and carefree”) is available in French and and English translation.
Un homme atypique.