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 deals a brilliant portrait of his lifestyles in specialist cycling—including his soul-searing detour into performance-enhancing medicines, his dramatic arrest and two-year ban, and his final determination to come 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 less than their wings, encouraging him to pay attention to highway racing. Millar proved a prepared convert. Racing throughout the darkish offers the successful account of his climb in the course of the ranks—first as an novice after which as a professional, using for the French crew Cofidis. between his early triumphs have been numerous level wins within the journey de France.

From the instant Millar grew to become seasoned, he started to see tricks of the unethical measures that many— possibly most—of the opposite execs have been taking as a way to race on the very tops in their video games . . . and past. before everything, he felt that he was once proof against temptation, that he may perhaps win fresh. however the gruesome pervasiveness of performance-enhancing medicinal drugs and the doubtless common perspective 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 impressive 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 staggering classes, Racing during the darkish captures the natural pleasure of biking and contains probably the most vibrant debts of racing ever written through a real insider.

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