ì Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France ì Download by ✓ Richard Moore
ì Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France ì Download by ✓ Richard Moore I wanted to find out a bit about Lemond rather than Hinault as I have a Lemond road bike This certainly informs the reader about both riders and shows the contrast between their personalities, the laid back versus the intense With a good amount of background information both researched and richly bolstered by speaking to the riders and other involved parties this book sets the scene well and then focuses on the 1986 tour As you may or not know the battle for the 1986 tour de France was indeed one of the classics and in my opinion the author has captured the tenseness and excitement of that tour particularly well.
Most people are familar with the famous 86 TDF Richard Moore explains that in the 85 Tour Lemond was promised by Hinault that if he waited and helped him, his La Vie Claire French team mate, win his 5th Tour Hinault he would help him the following year,.
Mr Moore describes the 86 Tour perfectly Hinault sure had a strange way of helping by racing into the lead though, Make up your own mind, was Hinault trying to win his 6th TDF instead or not I know what I think.
There s a subtext to this race, the La Vie Claire was probably the strongest team there s ever been in the history of the Tour 5 riders Bernard, Bauer, Hampsten, Hinault and Lemond were capable of winning In fact 4 finished in the top 10 Fortunately most worked for Lemond in the end.
One final thought, after Merkx who was the second best cyclist ever Possibly Hinault who won races all year round.
This is an excellent Sicher eines der besten B cher zum Thema Radsport Es wird allen Beteiligten der Tour 1986 gerecht und beleuchtet das Thema auf jede denkbare Weise.
Richard Moore hat ein gro artiges Buch ber die Tour de France von 1986 geschrieben den Kampf der Teamgef hrten Bernard Hinault und Greg LeMond um den Sieg.
Dazu hat Moore die beiden Protagonisten sowie Trainer, Sportdirektoren, und andere Radsportler wie Phil Anderson, Steve Bauer befragt, Medienberichte recherchiert und sich nat rlich noch einmal die Fernsehaufzeichnungen angesehen.
Herausgekommen ist ein unglaublich spannendes, hervorragend recherchiertes Buch, das man auch als Reflexion ber Vertrauen, F hrungsst rke und Management Methoden lesen kann.
I still remember watching this tour and wondering what would happen, I always thought that Bernard was playing a game, hoping that Greg would crack so he could claim the win and not look like he had gone back on his promise I was never comfortable with Greg going on about Bernard owing him a tour, the crash was not really Bernard s fault as such, so it would normally be wrong to capitalise on a teammates misfortune If this means anything to you and if this sort of intrigue floats your boat then this is the book for you It was great for me to be reminded of 80s cycling and read about what happened behind the scenes If this happened before my time and I did not have an interest in this period of cycling history I am not so sure I would have enjoyed it so much But Bernard Hinault is a legend, knowing about him and his style b
I am surprised and slightly skeptical at all the gushing reviews This book was okay but nothing It takes an interesting moment in cycling history and turns it into a plodding tale that is poorly edited Only in the last 70 or so pages when we get to the 1986 Tour does the story take off before that the pace is leaden.
The editing is poor with anecdotes and stories repeated within pages of each other The way Moore writes about Shelly Verses is illustrative she is introduced as the soigneur of 7 Eleven A few chapters later he comes back to Verses and repeats much of the earlier chapter about her being the only female soigneur in the peloton Moore does this a lot providing the same details multiple times.
The opening chapters about meeting with Hinault, LeMond and Kochli are very dull The interviews also have little bearing on the rest of the book For insta Having been introduced to the Tour de France in the time of Indurain, a lot of the cyclists mentioned in here fall into the category of those I had heard mentioned but knew little about, including Lemond and Hinault.
In fact, one of the things I did know about LeMond was that he had been distanced from cycling to a point because of Armstrong I read this about a year before everything collapsed on Lance.
Richard Moore does not fall into the trap of purely describing the event which will be the climactic part of the narrative, which for me would have been problematic as I did not know enough about either man to walk straight into it He devotes an appropriate amount of time to describing the history of each man, which enables you to understand the way each acts once we are put into the world of professional c Richard Moore has done a great job of telling the story of LeMond and Hinault The story flows well considering the narrative moves between interviews with the two riders and other participants in those great years of cycling that were the 80s Sean Kelly, Robert Millar,Andy Hampsten,Laurent Fignon to name some of the greats but the clash of character between Hinault and LeMond is the stuff of legend.
Don t think we ll ever see cycle racing like this again ,today it s all technical and ear radios We need this passion.
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 Includes Brand New Material For The Paperback.