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Slaying the Badger

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Synopsis

In a pre-doping cycling era, years before the emergence of Lance Armstrong, the American Greg LeMond was recruited as a teenager to the French Renault team, where he developed a close friendship with Bernard "The Badger" Hinault. They traveled the world together, but their camaraderie was soon to turn to enmity. In "an individual sport practiced by teams", LeMond was forced to play loyal lieutenant to the leader Hinault in 1985, despite being the more capable rider that summer. Hinault promised to repay him the following year – his brazen retraction of that promise still astonishes LeMond and his wife nearly thirty years on. Speaking to all the major players, where emotions still run high, 'Slaying the Badger' dissects the fascinating complexities of professional cycling.

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
77 mins
Director
John Dower
Executive Producer
John Battsek
Editor
Nick Packer
Director of Photography
Will Pugh

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

ESPN (US), Passion Pictures (UK)

Passion Pictures
Passion Pictures
County House
33 - 34 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1JN
+44 (0)20 7323 9933
info@passion-pictures.com
http://www.passion-pictures.com

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Company

c/o George Chignell
Passion Pictures
+44 (0)7957 409150
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