Greg LeMond, a fresh-faced and mercurial youngster, dubbed 'L'Americain', was a naive Tour newbie. Frenchman Bernard 'The Badger' Hinault was five times winner and as tough as old boots. Though polar opposites, they were both fiercely competitive, both equally brilliant. So why was the world shocked that they were at each other's throats?
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. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.