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Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the greatest ever Tour de France

Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the greatest ever Tour de France

Moore, Richard, 1973- author

'Slaying the Badger' relives the adrenaline, the agony, the camaraderie, the betrayals and the pure exhilaration of the 1986 Tour de France, which saw an epic battle between veteran Bernard Hinault and the young American, Greg LeMond

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Yellow Jersey Press, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Richard Moore
ISBN: 0224099868, 9780224099868
Note: Originally published: 2011.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xi, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm.
Series: Yellow Jersey cycling
Subject: Sport.; Sports rivalries.; LeMond, Greg.; Hinault, Bernard, 1954-; Tour de France (Bicycle race)
Series Title: Yellow Jersey cycling.

Author note

Richard Mooreis 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 theGuardian,Esquire, the BBC andThe Scotsman. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Reviews

"Moore entertainingly unravels the complexities of the relationships within the peloton during a three-week stage race, the sort of battle in which alliances can shift from one mountain peak to another and your enemy's enemy can suddenly become your most valued friend"
Guardian||"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. Like the event itself, the book is so engrossing, you don't want it to end"
Scotland on Sunday||"As a matter of some urgency, arm yourself first withSlaying the Badgerby Richard Moore and immerse yourself in the epic story of the 1986 Tour and the two greatest riders of their era. ... The race and the book builds towards a gripping page turning climax which you don't want to end"
Daily Telegraph||"A gripping narrative of this psychological and physical three-week war... It is good to be reminded that the race used to have twice-a-day stages, that helmets didn't always obscure the riders and that technology once had little place in the Tour"
Wall Street Journal||Times Literary Supplement