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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409028871
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Slaying the Badger

LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France




Heroes and villains, spectacle and controversy, mind games and endurance - this is the 1986 Tour de France.

Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year.

Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond.

The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry plays out over three high-octane weeks. Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline and agony as LeMond battles to become the first American to win the Tour, with the Badger relentlessly on the attack.

Includes brand new material for the paperback.

  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409028871
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Richard Moore

Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. He is the author of six books, three of which have been long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. As a freelance journalist he has contributed to the Guardian, Esquire, the BBC and The Scotsman. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

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Praise for Slaying the Badger

From The opening pages this is a book that grips. Combining great insight, interviews and anecdotes with wonderfully-vivid writing, it is thoroughly researched and well written. Yet, while there is a compelling mix of knowledge and enthusiasm for cycling and this one particular race, it is more than just another book about the Tour de France.

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But it was worth the effort as Moore draws fresh insight into a rivalry which hangs over both men to this day.

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