Fignon, Laurent

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Name
Fignon, Laurent Gender: M
Laurent Patrick Fignon
born on 12 August 1960 at 03:10 (= 03:10 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°22' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°24 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 20°56'



Laurent Fignon (at the 1993 Tour de France)
photo: Eric HOUDAS, license gfdl

Biography

French athlete, a cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1983 and 1984). Suffering from a painful abscess which affected his ability to sit on his bike, he lost the 1989 tour by a mere eight seconds. His formidable performance on the Tour led to the nickname "L'ogre" and his scholarly looks earned him the additional nickname of The Professor, despite the fact that he quit his university studies. With other titles to his name, he retired from the sport in 1993, and established a promotions company for bicycle racing events. He later established a training camp for cyclists. For the 2009 and 2010 Tours de France, he provided television commentary despite battling cancer in his digestive system.

Married twice, he had two children with his first wife.

He died of cancer on August 31, 2010

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1983 (Tour de France)
  • Work : Prize 1984 (Won the Tour de France)
  • Work : Retired 1993 (From racing)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2009 (Cancer of the digestive system)

Source Notes

Gauquelin, sports champions.

Didier Geslain archive, 'Cyclisme' pdf file, p. 99.

Same data from: Paddy de Jabrun quotes birth certificate

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (With first wife)
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship