Racing Through the Dark Racing Through the Dark

Racing Through the Dark

Crash. Burn. Coming Clean. Coming Back.

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Publisher Description

WORLD-CLASS CYCLIST, Tour de France stage winner, and time trial specialist David Millar offers a vivid portrait of his life in professional cycling—including his soul-searing detour into performance-enhancing drugs, his dramatic arrest and two-year ban, and his ultimate decision to return to the sport he loves to race clean—in this arrestingly candid memoir, which he wrote himself.

As a young Scottish expat living in Hong Kong with his father after his parents’ divorce, Millar showed early promise with mountain biking and BMX. Two wise local cyclists took him under their wings, encouraging him to concentrate on road racing. Millar proved a ready convert. Racing Through the Dark offers the winning account of his climb through the ranks—first as an amateur and then as a pro, riding for the French team Cofidis. Among his early triumphs were several stage wins in the Tour de France.

From the moment Millar turned pro, he began to see hints of the unethical measures that many— maybe most—of the other pros were taking in order to race at the very tops of their games . . . and beyond. At first, he felt that he was immune to temptation, that he could win clean. But the ugly pervasiveness of performance-enhancing drugs and the seemingly universal attitude that condoned it began to corrode his willpower. Racing Through the Dark details his eventual capitulation, his subsequent arrest and two-year ban from cycling, and his remarkable comeback as a clean cyclist who is now doing his utmost to keep performance-enhancing drugs out of the sport he so loves.

Filled with thrilling descriptions of the world’s most spectacular courses, Racing Through the Dark captures the pure joy of cycling and includes some of the most vivid accounts of racing ever written by a true insider.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 26
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

Xtralard ,

Racing through the dark.

Great story of a journey through professional cycling and life.

MickLaiche ,

Not the greatest

Not the greatest story. Seems like every other "tell all" book on doping in cycling. He would touch on subjects, get you interested and then change the subject so as not to offend anyone. I think he has a lot of info but he doesn't seem to want to be the one to break the silence.

AxeMonkey Studios ,

Astounding, touching, and at once profoundly humbling and healing.

Thank you David Miller!!! I don't mind telling you the 8 year old BMX racer in me wept several times, at the beauty, grace, and lessons you strip bare. Bravo.

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