Sunday, April 20, 2014
Slaying the Badger
Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival....sounds promising...chronicling the Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond rivalry has been done but a modern, in depth, documentary will hopefully reveal more of the details behind the scenes. I wish I could find a trailer for the film.
"Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond. As the first, and now the only American to win the Tour de France, LeMond looks back at the 1986 Tour during which friend, teammate, and mentor Bernard Hinault—reigning Tour champion and vicious competitor known as “The Badger”—‘promised’ to help LeMond to his first victory. But in a sport that purports teamwork, we see it’s really every man for himself. Hinault has his say, too, along with others involved in the tension, rivalry, physical demand, and (last but not least) the many agendas and politics that make up the Tour. Well-chosen footage complements the candid comments to provide a penetrating look at a sport that never really was innocent."