The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

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What is it really like to be a racer? How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway meters from the line? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? How does a domestique keep going to the end of a stage once his job is done and his body exhausted? What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels? What camaraderie is built in the confines of a team? What rivalries? How does it feel to be constantly on the road, away from loved ones, tasting one more calorie-counted hotel breakfast? David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement. Over the course of a season on the World Tour, Millar puts us in touch with the sights, smells, and sounds of the sport—the barked instructions of a road captain in a sprint chain, the silence of a solo training ride. This is a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience. It is a love letter to cycling.

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David Millar was a professional cyclist for 18 years, and the first Briton to wear the leader's jerseys in the Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and Giro d'Italia. He is now part of the ITV cycling commentary team and a key spokesman on anti-doping. His book Racing Through the Dark was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.

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"David Millar's book takes you inside the sport of cycling while also emphasising the absurdity of it. It's quite rare for a sportsman to be so immersed and yet able to detach themselves from it all . . . The parts on crashing are amazing. I felt frightened and sore reading it." —Richard Moore, author, Slaying the Badger

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