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Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar
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Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar (Paperback)
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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.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationCycling Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 28/06/2012 ISBN-13: 9781409120384  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Millar was born in Malta in 1977. He has won stages of the Tour de France and Tour of Spain. He is now a part-owner of the Garmin-Chipotle team and a key figure of the World Anti-doping Agency's athletes committee. Jeremy Whittle's BAD BLOOD was shortlisted for the WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2008. He writes on cycling for THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES and L'EQUIPE. He has known David Millar for fifteen years.

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