Award-winning sports Journalist and author
Award-winning sports Journalist and author
  • Laurent Fignon: We Were Young and Carefree

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    A poignant book that I was keen to translate for several reasons.

    Fignon was the hero of my late teenage years and when I began writing about cycling he was one of my favourite interviews: always incisive, lively and thought-provoking. That sums up his book really: it’s a snapshot of pro cycling when it still had a happy-go-lucky amateur side, before big money and big pharma got involved.

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A poignant book that I was keen to translate for several reasons.

Fignon was the hero of my late teenage years and when I began writing about cycling he was one of my favourite interviews: always incisive, lively and thought-provoking. That sums up his book really: it’s a snapshot of pro cycling when it still had a happy-go-lucky amateur side, before big money and big pharma got involved.

He was one of the great racers as a pro, one of the more honest characters when speaking about his profession and a fine organizer with big ideas unfortunately never to be realized. He is sorely missed but this is a great testament to all his qualities.

Highly commended in the best autobiography category at the British Sports Book Awards 2011.

Yellow Jersey Press
Published June 2010
ISBN 9780224083195