'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
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"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