The Racer

Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings
    • $10.99
    • $10.99

Publisher Description

What is it really like to be a racer?

What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels? What is it like on the bus? In the hotels? 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. This is a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience. It is a love letter to cycling.

'Cycling has always been about a great deal more than its winners, and The Racer is quite a ride' Spectator

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
50.7
MB

More Books by David Millar

2012
2011
2016
2012

Customers Also Bought

2013
2016
2014
2019
2013
2017