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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
An illuminating read which I couldn't wait to get back to each day.
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.
If you're a fan of cycling or a fan of competition you will enjoy this book.
It appeared tobe very well researched and well done. I enjoyed it.Published 7 days ago by Wild Ting
Great read. Creates vivid portraits of the riders and takes you into each stage of the races.Published 8 days ago by Bart J. Eagle
I never knew the backstory of how Greg Lemond became the greatest American cyclist but now I feel like I was in the TdF with him.Published 14 days ago by Philip Rodgers
Great read. It was good to see the viewpoints by all of the different participants.Published 16 days ago by ce4tnkr
Probably could have been told in 100 pages. Entertaining read, but filled with a lot of content just to add to the girth of the book.Published 16 days ago by John P Vajda
The build up explaining how the 1986 tour really became what is was cleared up a lot of question marks. This is truly a case of competing till the end. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jason Serena
I was expecting much more from the book by looking at its title. Storytelling should be more hardcore. Good point of views but to soft for the hardest race of the world.Published 18 days ago by Mehmet Akif Erturk
Fascinating read about two unique athletes. The author provides great behind the scenes events that made this a great read.Published 19 days ago by james h