Book Title: Slaying the Badger : LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics)
Author: Tim Krabbe
Format: Paperback | 336 pages
Publication Date: 01 May 2014
Rivalry, mind games and a test of ultimate endurance: this is the unforgettable 1986 Tour de France
Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year.
Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond.
The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry plays out over three high-octane weeks. Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline and agony as LeMond battles to become the first American to win the Tour, with the Badger relentlessly on the attack.
'The race and the book build towards a gripping page-turning climax which you don't want to end' Daily Telegraph