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Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    Exceptional book - perhaps the best piece of cycling journalism

    Exceptional book - perhaps the best piece of cycling journalism in long-format since Samuel Abt's 1990 "In High Gear." Moore's book transcends Tour de France press, however, and Slaying the Badger is a tale of intrigue and high-drama that will satisfy the most-discerning palate! Yet it's accessible enough for the casual fan or cycling-neophyte. Read it while watching "chickasmith's" Youtube channel, where he's collected all of the 1986 Tour de France coverage by Channel 4 in UK, and it's like you're there w/ Moore himself, who was probably imagining being on the road w/ Hinault and LeMond! Five-stars, buy two copies - one for yourself and one to give as a gift to a cycling fan close to your heart. Warning: not recommended for fans of Lance Armstrong, who will be crushingly-disappointed to realize how false an idol their hero is, in comparison to true Kings of the Road like Hinault and LeMond, Hampsten, Bauer and Robert Millar...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Not worth the money

    I bought this book because the subject matter is so exciting, the history fascinating, and the race so incredibly suspensful. Thus book captures none of that and gives away the punch line in a very bland and uninteresting fashion in the first few pages. If you are going to write about the most exciting parts of the race in the first chapter, at least do it in a way that makes it sound as excitng as it was. The author's style is difficult to follow with breaks in almost every sentence. I'm not sure if i will even finish this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Midnight

    What makes senses? *derp moment*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Excellent story of the dynamic of these two riders.

    Unlike one reviewer I loved the backstory of these riders. You actually learned a bit more about them other than just the racing. The dynamics of team politics, personal drives and motivations all intertwined to give us the best race of the decade. Now thanks to Moore you know the rest of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Darkpaw and Whitefoot

    Whhitefoot starts teaching Darkpaw about tansy. "What do you think its used for," she asks.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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