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Slaying the badger: Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France

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"Bernard Hinault is Le Blaireau, the Badger. Tough as old boots, he is the old warrior of the French peloton, as revered as he is feared for his ferocious attacks. He has won 5 Tours de France, marking his name into the history books as a member of cycling's most exclusive club. Yet as the 1986 Tour de France ascended into the mountains, a boyish and friendly young American named Greg LeMond threatened the Badger--and France's entire cycling heritage. Known as "L'Americain", LeMond rode strongly, unafraid. The stakes were high. Winning for Hinault meant capping his long cycling career by becoming the first man to win the Tour six times. For LeMond, it would bring America its first Tour de France victory. Why did their rivalry shock the world? LeMond and Hinault were on the same team. Cyclists love this famous story but they've never heard it told as in Slaying the Badger. Award-winning author Richard Moore has gathered the absolute best sources, interviewing LeMond and Hinault in their own homes, American Andy Hampsten, their teammates and team directors to tell the story. He tells the race through these interviews so that these narrative voices lend a fresh and fast-paced tone to cycling's favorite rivalry. "--
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Slaying the badger : Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France
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Slaying the Badger Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France
Slaying the badger : Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France / Richard Moore ; [with a new afterword by the author]
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Hinault, Bernard
LeMond, Greg
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