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  1. says:

    This an interesting read into Laurent Fignon cycling career The book covers the cycling life very well but rarely mentions

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    While cycling provides the source for the best sports writing French cyclists take it even further deviating from the simple linear narrative to something cerebal rather than just a this happened then this and after that there is a philosophical and historical depth as found in Bobet's Tomorrow We Ride Fignon's

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    The autobiography of one of the men who for a period in the 1980s rescued French pro road cycling from the encroachments of Italians Belgians and almost Americans One of Fignon's most watched moments was his loss of the 1989 Tour de France to Californian Greg Lemond by a mere eight seconds and Fignon panders to the car crash watchers by beg

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    First I should say that I deeply regret reading this in English because the translation seemed to be wonky and word for word a few times I don't know if the original version is to be blamed or did the translator just didn't try to write this out to be a good read Second I'm part of the generation of 25 30 year old French people who mainly know Fignon from his cycling commentary work for France Télévision and archive

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    This is a fine insight to professional cycling and the mindset of a cerebral and outstanding athlete Fignon was known as 'le Profesor' during his cycling career and was a big name in an era festooned with big names eg Hinault Jalabert and LemondFignon was known for his forthright views and was never scared to make them

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    This book is so good I'm clearly not feeling in a 5 star mood at the moment But yes it basically lives up to the promise of its title throughout reflective and often poetic in a uniue yet understated way reflections on a past era of cycling One of the most successful aspects in the vein of Carson Mccullers or Tove Jansson is how the poetry appears naturally it stands apart from the factual recollections but seems right and appropriate; it a

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    I read the English translation by William Fotheringham; not the French originalFignon was surely the last great French champion He won Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 though Hinault six years older than Fignon so belonging to the previous generation was the last French winner of the Tour in 1985 A real champion he won his first ever race at sixteen and the Tour de France at his first presence in the race as the great champions as Merckx An

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    An unvarnished yet fascinating story of a uniue iconic bicycle great and one of the unusual autobiographies I've read With better editorial support a broader perspective less repetition better vocabulary and tighter editing this book could have been a classic but it was a uick fun entertaining read nonetheless What struck me most about the book however was that 1 a reader could conclude that Fignon was such a physical specimen

  9. says:

    Laurent Fignon and Bernard Hinault were my cycling heroes in the 1980s I did some local racing and followed the professional racing

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    Aren't you the guy who lost the Tour by 8 seconds? he answered No I'm the guy who won it twiceLAURENT FIGNON WE WERE YOUNG AND CAREFREE was first published in French in 2009 Laurent was born in 1960 and passed away from cancer in August 2010 About the time of his death the book was translated into English by William Fotheringham Because it was written for a French audience there is not much explanation of cycling rules and tact

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Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Laurent Fignon

The international bestselling autobiography of twice Tour de France winner 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 cycling Twice winner of the Tour de France in the early eighties Fignon became the star for a new generation In 1989 he took part in one of the most fiercely contested Tours of all time Over the course of 3285 kilometres he lost out to his. While cycling provides the source for the best sports writing French cyclists take it even further deviating from the simple linear narrative to something cerebal rather than just a this happened then this and after that there is a philosophical and historical depth as found in Bobet s Tomorrow We Ride Fignon s autobiography continues in that tradition He kickstarts the whole book with an honest and insightful retelling of perhaps his most infamous moment losing the 1989 Tour by 8 secs to Greg Lemond though as Fignon himself says I m not the man who lost the Tour by 8 seconds I m the one who won it twiceStanding as a testament to not only his career but his personality following his death I feel that Fignon does play intellectual games throughout For example he seems to hint that not everything should be taken as he has recorded it little clues hidden in seemingly throw away remarks appear to encourage the reading to engage actively in trying to sift out the contents An example despite many people knowing that his nickname was Le Profeseur Fignon states that he never had a nickname that stuck which seems a bit odd the feeling is that he can t help but intellectually tease throughout the bookDespite that there is plenty of insight into a complex individual who has entered the hallowed pantheon of cycling legends The personal make up and what exactly is reuired to win Grand Tours and Classic and be spoken of in the same breath as Hinault and Merckx are laid bare and the personal and physical sacrifices clearly illustrated and deconstructed placed in an intellectual framework that enhances rather than plays down the drama Poslije svega (After, part in one of the most fiercely contested Tours of all time Over the course of 3285 kilometres he lost out to his. While cycling Die Herrenschneiderei provides the source for the best sports writing French cyclists take it even further deviating from the simple linear narrative to something cerebal rather than just a this happened then this and after that there is a Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone play intellectual games throughout For example he seems to hint that not everything should be taken as he has recorded it little clues hidden in seemingly throw away remarks appear to encourage the reading to engage actively in trying to sift out the contents An example despite many Pretend God Is Deaf people knowing that his nickname was Le Profeseur Fignon states that he never had a nickname that stuck which seems a bit odd the feeling is that he can t help but intellectually tease throughout the bookDespite that there is Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide plenty of insight into a complex individual who has entered the hallowed Las Puertas Del Amor pantheon of cycling legends The Discoveries personal make up and what exactly is reuired to win Grand Tours and Classic and be spoken of in the same breath as Hinault and Merckx are laid bare and the Idenics physical sacrifices clearly illustrated and deconstructed Night Owl Loonette placed in an intellectual framework that enhances rather than Deadshifted (Edie Spence, plays down the drama

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Career winning over eighty titles from 1982 to 1993 The highs were matched by lows of serious injury periods of self doubt and accusations of cheatingFignon's story bestrides a golden age in cycling a time when the headlines spoke of heroes not doping and a time when cyclists were afraid of nothingLaurent Fignon was born in Paris in 1960 He won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d'Italia in 1989 In June 2009 Fignon revealed that he was being treated for advanced intestinal cancer and he died in August 201. Laurent Fignon and Bernard Hinault were my cycling heroes in the 1980s I did some local racing and followed the professional racing scene closely I subscribed to Velo News and Winning magazine I haunted the foreign magazine shelves at Out Of Town News and the News Corner in Harvard Suare for L Euipe Mirroir du Cyclisme and Sport80 occasionally getting lucky to find something in Paris Match the French version of People Magazine With all that Laurent Fignon disclosed as much in his autobiography as he did in the peak years of his cycling career ie very little about his personal life An appropriate alternate title for this book could have been Cycling Is My Life without exaggeration Some chapters read like a monologue as if in some way Fignon felt compelled to write this book to corroborate define and cement firmly the reputation to posterity he had long established with the public the cycling community and the media He was driven but most champions are Temperamental intensely personal difficult to get along with outspoken honest almost to a fault Fignon spares himself the least in evaluating the decisions he made during his career and afterwards but makes few excuses for his failures I would have been interested to read about his training direct experience during races However I feel this book is of a character portrayal than any kind of grassroots autobiography Fignon was true to himself to the end I was very sad to hear of his tragic illness and death The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 periods of self doubt and accusations of cheatingFignon's story bestrides a golden age in cycling a time when the headlines spoke of heroes not doping and a time when cyclists were afraid of nothingLaurent Fignon was born in Paris in 1960 He won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d'Italia in 1989 In June 2009 Fignon revealed that he was being treated for advanced intestinal cancer and he died in August 201. Laurent Fignon and Bernard Hinault were my cycling heroes in the 1980s I did some local racing and followed the His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch peak years of his cycling career ie very little about his The Doctors Dating Bargain personal life An appropriate alternate title for this book could have been Cycling Is My Life without exaggeration Some chapters read like a monologue as if in some way Fignon felt compelled to write this book to corroborate define and cement firmly the reputation to The Collection posterity he had long established with the Whispers of Feathers public the cycling community and the media He was driven but most champions are Temperamental intensely Entrepreneurial Vernacular portrayal than any kind of grassroots autobiography Fignon was true to himself to the end I was very sad to hear of his tragic illness and death

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American arch rival Greg LeMond by an agonising eight seconds on the final Parisian time trialIn this forthright and unflinching account the former champion spares neither friends nor opponents nor even himself In doing so he gives cycling fans a tantalising glimpse of what really went on behind the scenes of this epic sport the friendships the rivalries the betrayals the scheming the parties the girls and of course the performance enhancing drugsLaurent Fignon lived cycling at its peak He enjoyed a truly exceptional. This book is so good I m clearly not feeling in a 5 star mood at the moment But yes it basically lives up to the promise of its title throughout reflective and often poetic in a uniue yet understated way reflections on a past era of cycling One of the most successful aspects in the vein of Carson Mccullers or Tove Jansson is how the poetry appears naturally it stands apart from the factual recollections but seems right and appropriate it adds an extra perspective one of the inner life of a human expanding the context from events to a broader realm of experience