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Tour de France, 1986: The battle lines are drawn. America's hope, Greg LeMond, fights to dethrone "the Badger," French hero Bernard Hinault.
Former world champion LeMond is gunning for his first Tour victory. Hinault is clawing his way toward a record-breaking sixth.
LeMond, mercurial and raw, struggles for recognition. Hinault, fiercely combative and relentlessly aggressive, wants to go out on top.
On his side, LeMond has two team allies. But Hinault has five.
And there's one other problem: They're on the same team.
Their explosive rivalry burned the rule book, shredded friendships, shattered careers, and destroyed convention. It also led to the greatest Tour de France ever raced, an epic, chaotic, confounding, and ultimately exhilarating war of pure adrenaline, cold-blooded calculation, and extraordinary athleticism.
Heroism, treachery, spectacle, controversy, betrayal: In detail and emotion, Richard Moore brilliantly reconstructs the mind-boggling story of the 1986 Tour de France, the greatest race of them all.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Insights into an epic battle by two of the greatest riders to ever race the TDF. The author has pulled together material from a variety of sources and meaningful interviews with... Read morePublished 13 days ago by UtahPhotoGuy
Great read if you follow cycling and want to know some of the backstory!Published 1 month ago by Bklyn Gal
Whether you love Lemond or hate him, his battles in the Tour de France rank way up in sporting history. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TMc
Cycling's most compelling duel, imagine Obi Wan not wanting Luke to upstage him! Great insight from the characters and the author who tells their story.Published 3 months ago by psychln
I started following pro cycling recently Becoming very interested in its history, I kept hearing about LeMond and Hinault. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Lannuier WW2PT
I knew the basics, as this was happening just as I *really* imprinted on cycling. I still have an Avocet poster with a similar scene to the book's cover... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ransom
When I bought this book I thought there wouldn't be enough subject matter for a book, but Moore's research and outstanding storytelling of the mid-1980s cycling scene make this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sachelis
As much as I appreciate how much Greg LeMond influenced cycling in America, I will always be a Hinault fan. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeff H
You've heard the stories, you've read the cycle mag versions - this is more, and identifies more nuances. Read morePublished 6 months ago by AV bike-biker