We have 5 copies of the book available and the best photographs of your tickets will win in these categories:
- Best Use of a Badger (the animal, stuffed or otherwise, or Bernard Hinault)
- Best Use of a Polka-Dot Jersey
- Best Use of 1980s Cycling Gear or Media
- Best Use of a Bicycle Selfie (Self-portraits taken while the bicycle is in motion are not eligible to win this contest. Be safe! Reader question: yes, photos on a trainer are eligible.)
- Best Use of the Movie Poster or Any Tribeca-related Theater
Your tweet must include the hashtag #slayingthebadger. All tweets must be received at www.twitter.com/velopress by Sunday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Tweets received after this time will be much appreciated — yet sadly ignored. Winners will be announced on this website and on Twitter by noon Mountain time on Tuesday, April 29.
Film Version of Slaying the Badger Tells the Inside Story of Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault and the Greatest Tour de France
Cycling enthusiasts are invited to a talk and booksigning with award-winning sports journalist Richard Moore at Rapha Cycle Club New York City before the worldwide film premiere of Slaying the Badger, Moore’s retelling of the 1986 Tour de France rivalry between American Greg LeMond and Frenchman Bernard Hinault. Moore will draw from his extensive first-person interviews with LeMond, Hinault, and their teammates to offer insight into cycling’s greatest rivalry and preview scenes from the movie. Guests will leave the event primed for a deeper appreciation of the film premiere.
Richard Moore at Rapha Cycle Club New York City
Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Rapha Cycle Club New York City
64 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
15-minute walk from the film premiere
Slaying the Badger World Premiere
Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Tribeca Film Festival
333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Between 8th and 9th Avenues in Chelsea
Tickets available through SVA Theatre
Additional public Tribeca screenings:
- Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m., AMC Village VII, 66 Third Avenue at 11th Street, NYC
- Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m., Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street at Laight Street, NYC
About the Book: Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling’s most extraordinary rivalry: Greg LeMond vs. Bernhard Hinault at the 1986 Tour de France. In his book, award-winning author Richard Moore traces each story line of the 1986 Tour de France to its source through innumerable interviews—not only with LeMond and Hinault in their own homes but also with teammates, rivals, race directors, journalists, sponsors, and promoters. Told from these many perspectives, the alliances, backroom deals, and broken promises divulged in Slaying the Badger build to the stunning climax of the 1986 Tour de France.
About the Author: Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes, was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He writes on cycling and sport and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Sky Sports, and The Scotsman. Moore is a former bike racer who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
About Rapha Cycle Clubs: Rapha Cycle Clubs have been created as an inspiring meeting place for road riders around the world. Located in key cycling cities, including New York City and San Francisco, inside you’ll find a retail space stocked with the latest Rapha products, limited edition Cycle Club items, and a café serving the finest coffee and food. The clubs also screen live racing and host exclusive exhibitions and events. The perfect home for the sport and culture of road racing, Rapha Cycle Clubs offer the ultimate Rapha experience.
Media and contact: Dave Trendler, VeloPress, firstname.lastname@example.org, (303) 245-2138
Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France
Paperback with color photosection
6″ x 9″, 304 pp., $18.95, 978-1-934030-87-5
Read the first chapter of Slaying the Badger.
Slaying the Badger is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling’s most extraordinary rivalry and the greatest ever Tour de France. Find the book in your local bookstore, bike shop, or online in print and as an e-book:
- Amazon.com:Slaying the Badger
- BarnesandNoble.com:Slaying the Badger
- VeloGear.com:Slaying the Badger
- Chapters/Indigo:Slaying the Badger
- From your local independent bookseller
Bike shops can find book ordering information at velopress.com/shops.