Friday 9 January 2015

Slaying the Badger: A Documentary About the 1986 Tour de France

ESPN has provided the entire 2 hour version of "Slaying the Badger," about the contentious 1986 Tour de France wherein 5-time winner Bernard Hinault reneged on his promise to support teammate American ace Greg LeMond, who went on to win anyway.  The movie is very good and as much as I admire Hinault's excellent athletic results, he does not come across very well here.  Make particular note of the press chat after the Alpe d'Huez stage at 59:00.  LeMond, in the Yellow Jersey, looks on in complete shock when Hinault says that the race is not over yet.

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