Racing Through the Dark

The Fall and Rise of David Millar

Taal: Engels
3 reviews
5.0 van de 5 (3 reviews)
Auteur: David Millar
  • Engelstalig
  • 368 pagina's
  • 9781409120384
  • juni 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.


Millar is never less than candid in a memoir that is part confessional, part catharsis. THE SCOTSMAN His description of that agonising 2010 mountain stage, during which he scoured the depths of his soul while falling helplessly behind the rest of the field, deserves to stand among the great first-person accounts of sporting experience. -- Richard Williams THE GUARDIAN His career almost destroyed by a doping scandal in 2004, the cycling champion faces his demons in this eloquent and revelatory memoir. Millar's gutsy slog to restore his reputation is inspirational. THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SEVEN Magazine This is the superbly narrated story of one man's evolution from talented ingenue to disillusioned doper and back again... one of the very best snapshots of professional cycling in the noughties. OUTDOOR FITNESS Highly articulate, Millar has written a courageously combative book that both exposes the conditions that create drug cheating and explains how his sport has to confront those conditions if it is to break from this most murky of pasts. -- Mark Perryman PHILOSOPHY FOOTBALL The thoughtful British doper-turned-campaigner delivers an eloquent, highly rated memoir about life in troubled peloton. -- Simon Usborne THE INDEPENDENT

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  • Excellent

    Excellent book about the world of cycling. Great insights on what goes on inside a cyclist's mind and life.

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  • Zo zit het dus echt
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    Echt een geweldig boek. Het geeft een perfecte inzage in de gebruiken binnen het peloton. Millar is openhartig en ontwijkt zijn verantwoordelijkheden niet. Absolute aanrader.

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    Ik heb mijn boek nog niet helemaal uit maar wat ik lees is het verhaal van iemand die veel heeft meegemaakt. In het wielrennen en daarbuiten

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David Millar
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juni 2012

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