Racing Through the Dark: Crash. Burn. Coming Clean. Coming Back.

Racing Through the Dark: Crash. Burn. Coming Clean. Coming Back.

David Millar


WORLD-CLASS CYCLIST, Tour de France degree winner, and time trial expert David Millar bargains a brilliant portrait of his lifestyles in specialist cycling—including his soul-searing detour into performance-enhancing medicinal drugs, his dramatic arrest and two-year ban, and his final selection to come back to the game he likes to race clean—in this arrestingly candid memoir, which he wrote himself.

As a tender Scottish expat residing in Hong Kong together with his father after his parents’ divorce, Millar confirmed early promise with mountain cycling and BMX. clever neighborhood cyclists took him below their wings, encouraging him to pay attention to highway racing. Millar proved a prepared convert. Racing in the course of the darkish offers the successful account of his climb in the course of the ranks—first as an novice after which as a professional, driving for the French workforce Cofidis. between his early triumphs have been a number of level wins within the travel de France.

From the instant Millar grew to become seasoned, he started to see tricks of the unethical measures that many— perhaps most—of the opposite execs have been taking on the way to race on the very tops in their video games . . . and past. firstly, he felt that he used to be resistant to temptation, that he may possibly win fresh. however the grotesque pervasiveness of performance-enhancing medications and the possible common angle that condoned it all started to corrode his dedication. Racing throughout the darkish details his eventual capitulation, his next arrest and two-year ban from biking, and his extraordinary comeback as a fresh bike owner who's now doing his utmost to maintain performance-enhancing medications out of the game he so loves.

Filled with exciting descriptions of the world’s so much outstanding classes, Racing throughout the darkish captures the natural pleasure of biking and contains probably the most vibrant debts of racing ever written via a real insider.

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