Translator of Miguel Indurain, in the 1990s he made the Spaniard more talkative than he was and became a familiar figure for viewers. Jovial, passionate, Francis Lafargue was press officer, handyman, manager at Banesto, Reynolds and Euskadi.
Always at the heart of the great cycling family. Ready to climb into the advertising caravan to experience the unique atmosphere of the Tour de France. This colorful character who was close to Indurain, Pedro Delgado and José Miguel Echavarri is, according to Sud Ouest, “died suddenly last night in Larressore.”
Pedro Delgado, on X, wrote: “Today is a sad day for many in cycling. This good Francis left us this morning.”
Francis Lafargue had just published a book which illustrated his visceral passion for cycling (The History of Cycling in the Northern Basque Country).