Slaying the Badger Book


It's LeMond vs. Hinault in this exciting read. Bernard Hinault (5 time Tour de France winner) is threatened by up-and-comer Greg LeMond and the two clash in the high mountains of the 1986 Tour. 

The stakes are high. Winning for Hinault means capping his long cycling career by becoming the first man to win the Tour six times. For LeMond, a win will bring America its first Tour de France victory.

So why does their rivalry shock the world? LeMond and Hinault ride for the same team.

In Slaying the Badger, award-winning author Richard Moore traces each story line to its source through innumerable interviews—not only with LeMond and Hinault in their own homes but also with teammates, rivals, race directors, journalists, sponsors, and promoters. Told from these many perspectives, the alliances, tirades, and broken promises divulged in Slaying the Badger build to the stunning climax of the 1986 Tour de France. Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling’s most extraordinary rivalry.

304 pages. 


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