Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France
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Moore Richard., & Moore Richard|AUTHOR. (2012). Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France . Ulysses Press.

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Moore Richard and Moore Richard|AUTHOR. 2012. Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour De France. Ulysses Press.

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Moore Richard and Moore Richard|AUTHOR. Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour De France Ulysses Press, 2012.

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