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The Curse Of The Yellow Jersey

A lot of people wither on endlessly about the so-called curse of the World Champion's rainbow jersey. But what of the curse of the Tour de France's yellow jersey? Most commentators will tell you it...

Breaking The Chain, by Willy Voet

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Title: Breaking The Chain: Drugs And Cycling - The True StoryAuthor: Willy Voet (with Pierre Ballester, trans by William Fotheringham)Publisher: Yellow Jersey PressOrder: Random HouseYear: 1999...

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Laurent Fignon: Champion Cyclist & Fashion Victim

What can you say about Laurent Fignon that hasn't been said dozens of times in the past twenty-four hours? How about this: for a Frenchman - a Parisian to boot - he had horrendous fashion sense. F...

RIP: Laurent Fignon

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Heard on the French radio. Sad news...

We Were Young And Carefree: The Autobiography Of Laurent Fignon

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Twenty-one years ago this month, Laurent Fignon - a man whose career had already included back-to-back victories in the Tour de France - made a mark on the race's history when he became the rider...

Interview: William Fotheringham

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William Fotheringham's cycling books include biographies of Fausto Coppi and Tom Simpson and translations of Willy Voet's Massacre Á La Chaîne and Laurent Fignon's Nous Étions Jeunes Et Insouciants,...

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