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


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'This book  in collaboration with Jeremy Whittle  is compelling. It is not very often that you hear and read an eloquent and intelligent sportsman on a subject of general interest  rather than their own glory.` Mr Hilman

By his eighteenth birthday David Millar was living and racing in France  sleeping in rented rooms  tipped by some 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   
By: David Millar
Book: Paperback, 368 pages
Code: 9120384
Publishing Date: June 2012