UnknownTDF - Stage 12 - Centre Laurent Fignon
Into the Pyrenees with two proper Col’s on the road to Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
There aren’t too many unknowns along today’s stage, nothing that will impact the race too much anyway, so for today the post will be on Laurent Fignon.
In 2006 he opened the Centre Laurent Fignon, a training centre for cyclists, but also a spa/hotel for cyclo tourists which was situated about 200m beyond today’s finish line, on the road that leads to the Col d’Aspin & Col du Tourmalet. With his death in 2010 it is sadly now closed, but anytime the race passes through it always serves as a reminder of the man.