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RIP Laurent Fignon...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...last French winner of the Tour de France.

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/08/news/laurent-fignon-dead-at-50_137442

    It's interesting to note that he died at age 50 of stomach cancer after admitting to taking various PEDS in the 80s...The timeline puts him about 10 years or so ahead of most of the "modern" juicers that we think of when we think of MLB and the NFL. Let's hope his fate is not a precursor to others.
     
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I suspect the drugs are better now.

    And I thoroughly enjoyed watching Fignon race.
     
  3. Mr. Sluggo

    Mr. Sluggo Member

    I prefer Filet Mignon. But that's just me.
     
  4. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I like it where he mentions everyone in the 80s did PEDs ... of course everyone except Greg LeMond.
     
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Times obit made him sound like a real ass.

    I wondered when I saw the headline if PEDs were involved. But then it said stomach cancer & didn't talk about PEDs.

    Then at the end, it mentioned he had been suspended twice for doping. And the questions came back.

    '80's steroids were rough shit.
     
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