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Old 02-02-14, 02:00 AM   #1
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Slaying the Badger

If you have not read it, Slaying the Badger is the story of the battle between Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault in the 1986 Tour de France. I read it on the Kindle Fire HD. Excellent behind the scenes look into, perhaps, the greatest rivalry in the history of the Tour.

http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Badger.../dp/1934030872
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Old 10-23-14, 04:35 PM   #2
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The documentary is on Netflix now.
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If you have not read it, Slaying the Badger is the story of the battle between Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault in the 1986 Tour de France. I read it on the Kindle Fire HD. Excellent behind the scenes look into, perhaps, the greatest rivalry in the history of the Tour.

http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Badger.../dp/1934030872
Nice book, but "the greatest rivalry in the history of the Tour? Hardly. What about Anquetil/Poulidor, Coppi/Bartali, Merckx/Ocana? leMond and Hinault were really only in competition with each other for that one race.
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good read,

just reread the "road to valor" about Bartali and will now read a Fausto Coppi Bio....
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Watched it on 'Flix. I enjoyed it. Good documentary. I don't know him personally, but the film painted "the Badger" as quite a jerk.
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