We Were Young and Carefree : The Autobiography of Laurent Fignon
by Laurent Fignon
Editor: Vintage Publishing
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The international best-selling autobiography of two times by Tour-de-France-winner of Laurent Fignon, one of the greatest and most charismatic cyclists of all time”One of the most charismatic and flamboyant cyclists in recent history” Daily Telegraph, Laurent Fignon is one of the giants of modern cyclingTwice winner of the Tour de France in the early eighties, Fignon became the star of a new generation.In 1989, he took part in one of the most fiercely contested Tours of all timeDuring 3.285 kilometers, he lost his American arch rival, Greg LeMond, by an anxious eight seconds on the final Parisian test timeIn this frank and unwavering account the former champion of spare parts neither friends, nor opponents, nor even to himselfIn doing so, it gives cycling enthusiasts an enticing glimpse of what really happened behind the scenes of this adventure, sports, friendships, rivalries, betrayals, intriguers, parties, girls, and, of course, performance enhancing substancesLaurent Fignon lived by bike at his heightHe enjoyed an exceptional career, winning over eighty titles from 1982 to 1993Increases were offset by lows in serious injuries, periods of self-doubt, and accusations of cheating.Fignon l’histoire be built on a golden age in cycling: a time when the news spoke of heroes, not doping, and at a time when cyclists are not afraid of anythingLaurent Fignon was born in Paris in 1960He won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d’Italia in 1989.In June 2009, Fignon revealed that he was treated for advanced bowel cancer and he died in August 2010
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