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Racing Through the Dark
Author: David Millar

ISBN: 9781451682687
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 26 June 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.4 x 3.2
In this arrestingly candid memoir, which he wrote himself, world-class cyclist, Tour de France stage winner, and time trial specialist David Millar offers a vivid portrait of his life in professional cycling-including his soul-searing detour into performance-enhancing drugs, dramatic arrest and two-year ban, and his ultimate decision to return to the sport he loves to race clean.

As a young Scottish expat living in Hong Kong with his father after his parents' divorce, Millar fell in love with mountain biking and BMX. Two wise local cyclists took him under their wings, encouraging him in the direction of road racing. Millar proved a ready convert and soon fell in love with the notion of becoming a pro cyclist one day. Racing Through the Dark offers the winning account of his climb through the ranks-first as an amateur and then as a pro, riding for the French team Cofidis.

From the moment Millar turned pro, he began to see glimmers of the great unspoken measures that many-maybe most-of the other pros were taking in order to race at the very tops of their games.and beyond. For a long time, Millar felt that he was immune from temptation, a...

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