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Great documentary - Slaying the Badger, Greg lemond and Bernard Hinault Tour De France

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Coming up on Turesday on ESPN, check your local listings.  Looks very cool.

 

http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=slayingthebadger

 

Film Summary

Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond, who is now the first and only American to win the Tour de France. In this engrossing documentary, LeMond looks back at the pivotal 1986 Tour, and his increasingly vicious rivalry with friend, teammate and mentor Bernard Hinault. The reigning Tour champion and brutal competitor known as "The Badger," Hinault "promised" to help LeMond to his first victory, in return for LeMond supporting him in the previous year. But in a sport that purports to reward teamwork, it's really every man for himself.

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Read the book last winter.  Good read..kinda gives some insight into the "deals" that were (are?) part of the Tour for years..

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