PEDALEANDO EN LA OSCURIDAD

David Millar

Published by Contra Ediciones, 2012
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Cuando en 2004, el ciclista escocés David Millar fue detenido y expulsado de la competición internacional por haber utilizado sustancias ilegales para incrementar su rendimiento, su vida de ensueño se vino abajo. Este es el relato en primera persona de un joven ciclista que llegó a la alta competición y, muy pronto, sometido a una gran presión por su entorno, empezó a doparse con EPO, la droga ilegal más extendida en el mundo del ciclismo. Millar, actualmente en activo y reconvertido en un militante contra el dopaje y sus devastadoras consecuencias, construye un fascinante y trepidante retrato del ciclismo profesional y de las presiones, miserias y bajezas que subyacen bajo su superficie. Entre el thriller y el relato confesional más desgarrado y emotivo, Pedaleando en la oscuridad lumina las zonas oscuras del ciclismo y, por extensión, del deporte de élite en general. Bookseller Inventory #

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When two plainclothes policemen arrested champion cyclist David Millar in a restaurant near Biarritz in 2004 for doping, it marked the beginning of a two-year exile from cycling and the end of everything else: his multimillion dollar contract with one of the biggest teams in the sport, his opulent lifestyle, the support of his teammates and closest friends, and the gold medal he’d won months before at the world championships. This candid memoir follows a young and idealistic cyclist from the early-morning streets of Hong Kong to the highest echelons of the sport in France where, overcome by peer pressure and the stress of remaining at the top, he started using the red blood cell–boosting substance EPO. Millar, reinstated to the sport and now an ardent critic of doping, paints an intriguing and frenetic portrait of professional cycling and of the pressures and seediness lurking beneath the surface. As pulse-pounding and suspenseful as a thriller, this piercing, moving memoir shines a light into the dark corners of cycling and, by extension, all of world-class sport.

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David Millar is a Scottish road racing cyclist. He has won five stages of the Tour de France, two of the Vuelta a España, and one stage of the Giro d’Italia. He is one of only five British men to have worn the yellow jersey at the Tour de France and was the British national road champion and national time trial champion in 2007. He won the gold medal in the time trial at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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Title: PEDALEANDO EN LA OSCURIDAD
Publisher: Contra Ediciones
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Book Condition: Nuevo

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