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"[Slaying the Badger is] a gripping narrative of this psychological and physical three-week war." — Wall Street Journal
“Rich in drama and emotion. As racing books go, Moore’s book just might be the greatest ever.” — Outside magazine
"[Slaying the Badger offers] intriguing insight into one of professional cycling's greatest rivalries...Where Slaying the Badger succeeds is in making such a well-known story so readable." — BikeRadar.com
"Richard Moore's excellent new book Slaying the Badger reexamines the mythology of this great race, attempting to shed new light on the motivations of these two great riders and what really happened on the roads of France in the summer of '86. What helps set Moore's book apart is the array of characters he brings to the story...A thrilling read." — Red Kite Prayer
"[Moore assembles] a stellar cast of interviewees, about twenty in all…The stars are, inevitably, Hinault and LeMond themselves, both with their own memories of what did and did not happen. But they're almost outshone by three of the supporting cast...For those three interviews alone, Slaying the Badger is worth reading.” — Podium Cafe
"Both men invite Moore into their homes: a privilege that clearly took some badger-like tenacity to secure. But it was worth the effort as Moore gains fresh insight into the rivalry." — East Anglian Daily Times
"Captivating...Slaying the Badger is a mixture of clear-eyed journalistic analysis and unashamed nostalgia." — The Times Literary Supplement
"Masterly, relevant and intriguing." — Washingmachinepost.net
"Moore entertainingly unravels the complexities of the relationships within the peloton." — Guardian
"Moore magnificently offers a fresh perspective, bringing alive this supreme tussle...A gripping read." — Blazin' Saddles, a blog from Eurosport.com
Fascinating back story about a famous cycling event.
Well written, fast paced dramatic description of a classic Tour de France battle between team mates Bernard "The Badger" Hinault and American wunderkind Greg Lemond.
This book does a good job of putting you back into that place in time and what they the riders were experiencing.
If these pages do not move you to tears at least once then you suffer an affliction that may have turned your heart to stone. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Steve Sullivan
Greg is the best American cyclist the first to win the Tour de France and is still the only American that won the Tour.Published 1 month ago by pen name
Outstanding insight into the personalities of both racers and others in the drama along with a great story about the Tour de France in 1985 and 1986.Published 1 month ago by Bob Faulhaber
I read this after watching the documentary and it adds so much more detail. If you liked the documentary, then you will love this book.Published 2 months ago by beth6709
I really liked this book. Full disclaimer is that I am a pretty big fan of the Tour De France. If you are too or even if you are not, I think you will enjoy this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dwight Abbott
Author does a great job through interviews with the main players to give the reader a good picture of what went on behind the scenes of the 1986 TDF. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. white