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The Resource Slaying the badger : Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France, Richard Moore

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

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Slaying the badger : Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France
Title
Slaying the badger
Title remainder
Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France
Statement of responsibility
Richard Moore
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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contains biographical information
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1973-
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Moore, Richard
Dewey number
796.620944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • LeMond, Greg
  • Hinault, Bernard
  • Tour de France (Bicycle race)
  • Cyclists
  • Cyclists
  • Sports rivalries
Label
Slaying the badger : Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France, Richard Moore
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prologue -- Part one: Départ. The Badger ; The Cannibal is dead, long live le Blaireau ; L'Americain ; A great champion but a small man ; Changing of the guard ; The kooky professor ; The million-dollar man ; The case of the broken Ray-Bans -- Part two: Arrivée. The Bulldog and the Bird ; Who is Bernard Tapie? ; The American invasion ; You blew it, Bernie ; The enemy of my enemy is my friend ; A two-headed eagle ; Born in the USA -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the Author
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781934030875
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012000701
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)759911313
Label
Slaying the badger : Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault, and the greatest Tour de France, Richard Moore
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prologue -- Part one: Départ. The Badger ; The Cannibal is dead, long live le Blaireau ; L'Americain ; A great champion but a small man ; Changing of the guard ; The kooky professor ; The million-dollar man ; The case of the broken Ray-Bans -- Part two: Arrivée. The Bulldog and the Bird ; Who is Bernard Tapie? ; The American invasion ; You blew it, Bernie ; The enemy of my enemy is my friend ; A two-headed eagle ; Born in the USA -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the Author
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781934030875
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012000701
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)759911313

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