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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. 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 T l vision and archive footage of his wins While he never seemed like the happiest of chaps this autobiography certainly destroyed any positive image I had of him By the end I was made to think that he was nothing than a bitter man My main issue with this book is that it often focuses on throwing people under the bus before having a sentence or two saying but I knew it was my fault I could only take so many people being badmouthed when it was clear that Fignon s personality was largely at fault also as he just seemed to have a gift for antagonising others Perhaps some other aspects of his life should have been highlighted such as how his familynon cycling people contributed to his personality his life His first wife is mentioned in four sentences his oldest child is mentioned once his parents aren t mentioned at all after the first few chapters As someone who also chose not to have a standard 9 5 job and who has had family and friends step in to keep myself sane I find it strange not to mention anyone who isn t a cyclist It s a very restrictive view of the world so either there is a huge chunk that s missing from this book or Fignon led a horribly sad life The other issue I had trouble with was how Fignon seems to contradict himself a lot when talking about drugs There is one passage I found hilarious To understand that different times in cycling cannot really be compared you have to be aware that never in my entire career did anyone talk to me or anyone near me about doping Occasionally someone would ask Have you taken something But that was it And most of the time it was not viewed as cheating which must seem completely incrediblePossibly he didn t mean to make it sound like he was saying that it wasn t doping because it wasn t called that but that certainly sounds like itThe one aspect that was good was the description of the behind the scenes directeurs sportifs drama So just for that it might be a good read The Handmaidens the final Parisian My Bossy Dolly time Maternal Justice trialIn The Ascent of Rum Doodle this forthright and unflinching account A Bachelors Baby the former champion spares neither friends nor opponents nor even himself In doing so he gives cycling fans a The Carpenters Daughter tantalising glimpse of what really went on behind A Talent for Surrender the scenes of Orchard Street, Dawn this epic sport Stepbrother Dearest the friendships Mystery in Spiderville the rivalries Spring the betrayals Unknown (Anders Knutas, the scheming A time for being human the parties Stanley and the Women the girls and of course The Gene the performance enhancing drugsLaurent Fignon lived cycling at its peak He enjoyed a The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, truly exceptional. 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Nous étions jeunes et insouciants

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. 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 Anuetil Hinault or CoppiHaving a strong personality Fignon was somehow different from what you could find in the bunch He was by then an example of fight and improvement even of the romantic force of cycling But he was too part of a fiction In this book Fignon recongnizes having taken amphetamines and he concedes that performance enhanced drugs was regular for most of the riders in the bunchAn obsesed worker he claims that back in the 80 s doping could not turn an ordinary rider into a champion However he believes that in the 90 s the stage changed and just that was possible He suggests his former domestiue Bjarne Riis as an example for this Fignon explains another difference between the 80 s and the 90 s the interests to make a good final classification which brought conservatism and prudence over the desire to win at all costs He think several times about those ways to runWith all this and longing for past times he had no choice but to retire Fignon was one of the lasts examples of the previous era in cycling and his withdrawal from pros left prevailing the golden age of EPOAs usual he tends to blame on others than on himself But there is some scent of sincerity even a bit of courage for recongnizing having taken amphetamines himself and stating cycling is full of doping not saying any names directly This is not freuent in a world of omert like cycling isBesides I find very interesting his relationship with Cirylle Guimard and with Alain Gallopin In fact I wish he had gone deeper into the latter There is no much of Fignon s private life in this book but his professional lifePS yes Fignon lost 1989 Tour de France by eight seconds and he is famous for that but he was much than this story

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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. 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 beginning the book with this episode His dignified riposte to strangers who said You re that bloke that lost the Tour de France by eight seconds aren t you was No monsieur I m the bloke who won it twice putting his achievements back in the spotlight Fignon seemed an anachronism in the tough world of pro cycling for a while being degree educated to a point as he gave up his degree for cycling and nicknamed le professeur for his trademark specs than anything else and compared to many of his peers from a fairly middle class background He had a rocky relationship with the press at times and with his fellow cyclists and managers not being a man who was backwards about coming forwards but he writes as honestly about his faults and failures as his achievements A great book I think but one for people who are into pro cycling really as it s difficult to get interested in the machinations behind some of the races and some of the teams and winners of Fignon s day He died of cancer last October so this is his only testament and it s a worthy oneI originally wrote Texan getting Lemond mixed up with another famous cyclist for some reason


10 thoughts on “Nous étions jeunes et insouciants

  1. says:

    This an interesting read into Laurent Fignon cycling career The book covers the cycling life very well but rarely mentions anything of his family life I not sure if it me but he doesn't come across a like able person in his book He stop talking to his friend Alan because he goes to work for another teamHe always complaining about the press and seem to rarely give interviews what he expected jouranlists have to make a li

  2. says:

    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 philosoph

  3. says:

    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 a

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    This is a fine insight to professional cycling and the mindset of a cerebral and outstanding athlete Fignon was known as

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    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 occasion

  10. says:

    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 firs

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