The Bike is Not all PED’s and Pedaling

LeMond vs. Hinault. If you don’t know what that means, you need to read this book.

Even if you’re hardly interested in the world of cycling now, getting a behind the scenes look into one of sports’ greatest rivalries will open your eyes to the strategy and machinations of this incredible competitive sport.

Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault were pitted against one another in perhaps the greatest Tour de France in history. The two greats were ferociously fighting one another to win cycling’s largest prize..all while racing for the same team.

Professional cycling is a complicated mix of individual strength, teamwork, strategy and promotion. You’d think it was a simple as getting on the bike and going as fast as you can; when in reality it is so much more. Slaying the Badger by Richard Moore breaks open the inner workings of cycling while telling one of its greatest stories.

If you can’t tell, this is dad’s choice for your summer reading list.

You can buy the Slaying the Badger on Amazon here:

This was also made into an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, which you can buy (episode 21) here:

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