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Slaying the badger

9780224082914

The Tour de France is renowned for its chaos and drama. But no other Tour has quite compared to what played out in 1986. That year witnessed a show-stopping rivalry that had spectators across the world agog.

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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. This title includes brand new material for the paperback.

Greg LeMond , a fresh-faced and mercurial youngster, dubbed 'L'Américain', was a naïve Tour newbie. Frenchman Bernard 'The Badger' Hinault was five times winner and as tough as old boots.

Though polar opposites, they were both fiercely competitive, both equally brilliant. So why was the world shocked that they were at each other's throats? They were meant to be team-mates.

Their explosive rivalry broke every rule in the book. No one wins the Tour single-handed; out there your team counts for everything. After his previous year's win Hinault had pledged his absolute support for LeMond, but as 1986 the Tour circled France, his constant attacks on his team-mate seemed like cold-blooded sabotage.

Why was Hinault putting LeMond in jeopardy? Would he crack under the pressure? Something sinister was going on, but no one knew quite what.

Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline, the agony, the camaraderie, the betrayals, and the pure exhilaration of that epic year, as the biggest conundrum of Tour history is finally laid bare.

AutorRichard Moore
ISBN9780224082914
Páginas320
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicación09 Jul 2012
EditorialVintage Publishing - Yellow Jersey Press
Medidas19.6 x 12.8 cm

"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" (Richard Williams Guardian)



Richard Moore (Edimburgo, 1973)
Periodista freelance y escritor. Su primer libro, 'In Search of Robert Millar' (En busca de Robert Millar), se llevó al galardón a la Mejor Biografía en los Premios del Libro Deportivo Británico 2008. Es también el autor de 'Heroes, Villains & Velodromes' (Héroes, Villanos y Velódromos), 'Slaying The Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France' (Matar al tejón: LeMond, Hinault y el mejor Tour de Francia de la historia). Su último libro es 'The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final' (La carrera más sucia de la historia: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis y la final de los 100 m en los Juegos Olímpicos de 1988).

AutorRichard Moore
ISBN9780224082914
Páginas320
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicación09 Jul 2012
EditorialVintage Publishing - Yellow Jersey Press
Medidas19.6 x 12.8 cm

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. This title includes brand new material for the paperback.

Greg LeMond , a fresh-faced and mercurial youngster, dubbed 'L'Américain', was a naïve Tour newbie. Frenchman Bernard 'The Badger' Hinault was five times winner and as tough as old boots.

Though polar opposites, they were both fiercely competitive, both equally brilliant. So why was the world shocked that they were at each other's throats? They were meant to be team-mates.

Their explosive rivalry broke every rule in the book. No one wins the Tour single-handed; out there your team counts for everything. After his previous year's win Hinault had pledged his absolute support for LeMond, but as 1986 the Tour circled France, his constant attacks on his team-mate seemed like cold-blooded sabotage.

Why was Hinault putting LeMond in jeopardy? Would he crack under the pressure? Something sinister was going on, but no one knew quite what.

Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline, the agony, the camaraderie, the betrayals, and the pure exhilaration of that epic year, as the biggest conundrum of Tour history is finally laid bare.

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Slaying the badger

Slaying the badger

The Tour de France is renowned for its chaos and drama. But no other Tour has quite compared to what played out in 1986. That year witnessed a show-stopping rivalry that had spectators across the world agog.

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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" (Richard Williams Guardian)



Richard Moore (Edimburgo, 1973)
Periodista freelance y escritor. Su primer libro, 'In Search of Robert Millar' (En busca de Robert Millar), se llevó al galardón a la Mejor Biografía en los Premios del Libro Deportivo Británico 2008. Es también el autor de 'Heroes, Villains & Velodromes' (Héroes, Villanos y Velódromos), 'Slaying The Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France' (Matar al tejón: LeMond, Hinault y el mejor Tour de Francia de la historia). Su último libro es 'The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final' (La carrera más sucia de la historia: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis y la final de los 100 m en los Juegos Olímpicos de 1988).

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