Laurent Fignon loses his battle with cancer

Laurent Fignon attacks to Villard de Lans, gaining precious seconds on LeMond

Laurent Fignon, winner of the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984, has died from cancer aged 50, according to the French television station TF1.

Fignon was born in Paris in 1960 and began cycling in his teens. He won the first race he rode, in 1976.

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