Racing Through the Dark

Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar

Sports, Cycling
Paperback Published on: 28/06/2012
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The SUNDAY TIMES bestselling memoir from the Tour de France cyclist who lifts the lid on his drug use and return to sport.

By his eighteenth birthday David Millar was living and racing in France, sleeping in rented rooms, tipped to be the next English-speaking Tour winner. A year later he'd realised the dream and signed a professional contract. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically - he broke his heel in a fall from a roof after too much drink, and before long the pressure to succeed had tipped over into doping. Here, in a full and frank autobiography, David Millar recounts the story from the inside: he doped because 'cycling's drug culture was like white noise', and because of peer pressure. 'I doped for money and glory in order to guarantee the continuation of my status.' Five years on from his arrest, Millar is clean and reflective, and holds nothing back in this account of his dark years.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409120384
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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Racing Through the Dark
From his youth through to the doping scandals which surrounded pro cycling team Cofidis in 2004 and beyond to his '07 successful comeback latterly with Gar... READ MORE
Racing Through the Dark
Really good book, a must read for all cycling fans
Millar was one of the last British cyclists to go through the older system of being an amateur, before turning pro and being a domestique and main rider fo... READ MORE
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Racing Through the Dark
Great book
Well written & laugh out load funny. A must read, not just for cycling & sport fans, but for anyone who wants a bit of insight into sports doping. I feel l... READ MORE
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Racing Through the Dark
Ripping good read
A gripping read from one of the peloton's more articulate characters. Restores faith in the sport of pro cycling.