September 16, 2010
"Por favor acéptele mi compasión más profunda. Laurent era una gran inspiración a mí. Puede él descansar en la paz. Sinceramente Pete, Outback Bikes, Atlatna"
September 08, 2010
"To the Fignon family,
Please except our condolences. We are sorry for your loss. Please be comforted in the fact that God has promised to us that our dear loved ones will live again. Jesus said:"For this is the will of my father,that everyone that beholds the son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him at the last day." John 6:40 May this divine promise comfort you and bring you hope now and in the days to come."
September 07, 2010
"To the Fignon family: Please accept my sincere condolences. I'm sure you have many fine memories that you will cherish of Laurent. In the meantime, we can be assured that our loving heavenly Father will help us to endure the burden of our aches and pains of losing a loved one because 'he cares for us.'"
September 04, 2010
THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A TAILWIND ON
YOUR LONG JOURNEY HOME."
September 04, 2010
"I was 21 years old in Massachussetts in 1983 when I sold my little used VW Beetle and took my summer job money and went to France to meet some exchange student friends in Bretagne for a reunion. But I made a point of being in Paris for the finals of the Tour de France. I was also a mediocre amateur bike racer but was passionate about the Tour. It was such a thrill to be there for the finals as I fought my way through the crowd to be near the finish line, and Laurent Fignon won and was a total champion. I always remember that moment, and the speed in which the riders made their way around the final laps. I was just thinking about him and that moment a few days ago where I live in Los Angeles. I found out about his passing while reading the Boston Globe online. Fignon was a real champion, you can't argue with that in light of all that passes in the sport nowadays. I'll never forget him for that moment in Paris, what a wonderful trip I took for an amazing $400. in my pocket back then, and his efforts remain, for me, a priceless memory. Peace to his family and friends."
(Los Angeles, CA)