Comments on: This Day in Doping: Laurent Fignon dead at 50 http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/this-day-in-doping-laurent-fignon-dead-at-50/ All bike, all the time Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:53:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: joepappillon http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/this-day-in-doping-laurent-fignon-dead-at-50/comment-page-1/#comment-2510 Sun, 05 Sep 2010 21:10:34 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4354#comment-2510 Thanks for this post, Paul. RIP Fignon…

Anyone have any feedback on his autobiography? Worth it?

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By: Richard Masoner http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/this-day-in-doping-laurent-fignon-dead-at-50/comment-page-1/#comment-2438 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 02:17:47 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4354#comment-2438 Thinking on this some more: doping in the 80s would have meant cocaine and probably some weed as well. So maybe his dope could have contributed to a higher risk for lung cancer.

A sad day nonetheless.

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By: Richard Masoner http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/this-day-in-doping-laurent-fignon-dead-at-50/comment-page-1/#comment-2437 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:21:38 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4354#comment-2437 I thought Fignon’s cancer started out as lung cancer that spread to his digestive tract, but Gary’s point still holds true.

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By: Gary http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/this-day-in-doping-laurent-fignon-dead-at-50/comment-page-1/#comment-2430 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:57:33 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4354#comment-2430 Hmm, digestive cancer isn’t generally associated with steroids etc. More likely a combination of stress, unlucky set of genes, and untreated stomach ulcers.But heck, a lot of people die of cancer so the causality is more likely the same, poisons in the environment, ie residual lead from all the leaded gasoline we burned for 80 years, pesticides, herbicides, flame retardents etc.

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