Shame to lose such an iconic rider the long flowing blond hair in a tt will never be the same again, it spoke of his immense personality and distinguished himself from the almost identical looking thin riders nowadays
As long as I heard his type of cancer, last year, I knew that it was difficult for him. Very courageous (the fact that he was still commentating for the french tv this year) and enough unlucky. The Giro he lost from Moser, the TdF he lost in 89, the disappointment as a director of Paris-Nice (all of a sudden after the ASO's takeover there was a queue of sponsors, although disappeared previously) and in the end this damned sickness. RIP Laurent, your figure can not die!
For many of my generation Fignon helped draw us to the sport; there was something about him and the uncompromising way he raced that was captivating and thrilling. One of the greats. We will not forget him.