The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

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  • The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist
  • David Millar
  • 08 February 2019
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About the Author: David Millar

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10 thoughts on “The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

  1. Adrian says:

    David Millar is one of my all time sporting heroes, and this is his second autobiography The first detailed his early life as a neo pro, his rise to be a major British cycling star and then his fall from grace as one of many cyclists who took performance enhancing drugs through the dark times in world professional cycling.This book focusses on the last year of his professional career It details the races he participated in, the team and its members through that last year Garmin and how he fe David Millar is one of my all time sporting heroes, and this is his second autobiography The first detailed his early life as a neo pro, his rise to be a major British cycling star and then his fall from grace as one of many cyclists who took performance enhancing drugs through the dark times in world professional cycling.This book focusses on the last year of his professional career It details the races he participated in, the team and its members through that last year Garmin and how he felt about retiring after dedicating his life from a young boy in Hong Kong to cycling.For anyone interested in the world of pro cycling and I am, very much so this is a good read, for anyone interested in British pr cyclists, this is a must read and for any David Millar fan, well, you ve already read it I know This books gives David s normal honest and forthright take on the races of his last year, from the pain of accidents and race failures through to the exhilaration as he finds sudden bursts of form to prove to himself what he has achieved and to help his team to their successes.All in all a wonderful diary of a year to remember and I do To me it was a sad year when he retired, I am just heartened by his continued involvement in both commentating on the sport and working with the governing bodies

  2. Stephen Huntley says:

    This is a far superior book to Millar s autobiography, and is a genuinely fine addition to the growing canon of quality books on riding There is still plenty of narcissistic navel gazing and ego laden dross, but there is also some very revealing, well written and fascinating insights into the professional bike rider s world And while Millar comes across, once again, as selfish and petulant, he is also self deprecating, brutally honest, emotional and vulnerable He is a gifted athlete but I can This is a far superior book to Millar s autobiography, and is a genuinely fine addition to the growing canon of quality books on riding There is still plenty of narcissistic navel gazing and ego laden dross, but there is also some very revealing, well written and fascinating insights into the professional bike rider s world And while Millar comes across, once again, as selfish and petulant, he is also self deprecating, brutally honest, emotional and vulnerable He is a gifted athlete but I can t help but think he hasof an artist s temperament and sensibilities, a notion supported by his stunning review pieces during this year s Tour de France tv coverage I also felt this book improved as it went along, and was at its best in the final few chapters The day by day glimpse of the Vuelta from within the peloton was terrific, and the last chapter was moving

  3. Peter Pereira says:

    All I can say is this I read this book in 2 sessions If you love bike racing or race yourself like I do you will have a deeper appreciation for what Millar highlights in this book While it documents his last season as a pro, the chapters are not necessarily completely continuous There are gaps, but the insight is fantastic I would argue that this book is just as good as his first book, but withinsight into the actually racing itself Well worth your money.

  4. Jane Van says:

    One of the best insights into the world of professional cycling you will ever read.

  5. James O& says:

    I enjoyed the book which accounts his final year as a pro inter spliced with stories from the past but don t feel it is as good as his first book Racing through the dark He also grated on me in places, with his excuses and blame on others when things don t go to plan At these times he comes across as arrogant and self righteous painting a picture of the sort of person I don t like, basically a classic posh kid, with the accompanying sense of entitlement and hearty guffaws as he relates the I enjoyed the book which accounts his final year as a pro inter spliced with stories from the past but don t feel it is as good as his first book Racing through the dark He also grated on me in places, with his excuses and blame on others when things don t go to plan At these times he comes across as arrogant and self righteous painting a picture of the sort of person I don t like, basically a classic posh kid, with the accompanying sense of entitlement and hearty guffaws as he relates the epic night out him and his mates just had.That said, like his first book he is honest in his accounts of the realisation his powers are diminished, his heart is no longer in it and he is winding down to retirement It is a fascinating insight into the modern pro peloton See Paul Kimmage s Rough Ride for the true harsh reality and along with some entertaining anecdotes.He is very articulate in explaining the different aspects of being a pro from a tactical point of view the pain in a breakaway, crashes, cross winds etc.Although I ve had an interest in cycling for a number of years I am relatively new to following it closely and found it really broadened my understanding of the different areas he covers

  6. Chris Wackett says:

    david millar is my absolute hero and this doesn t disappoint I am an even bigger fan of his now that I have read this book it was an audible that I listened to on my daily walk I am so sad to have finished it I have learnt so much about bike racing from this book and from his commentary during races that I cant wait for the new season to start this book was a love letter to cycling just wonderful

  7. Jenny says:

    Really interesting for me as I followed the TdF in France during all the years David Millar participated Now a fan of his TV commentaries so knowledgeable and insightful I think this book would only be really appreciated by those with an interest in cycling already and I found it fascinating.

  8. Zachary Kjellberg says:

    I listened to the 9 hour audiobook for my holiday drives After watching an hour long interview he did with CyclingTips, I found David Millar to be fascinating due to his diverse background, participating in a dark time for cycling, and becoming a leader to work towards a healthy future for the spoke.This book is primarily a journal of short notes from his racing career I did enjoy many of the stories featured, but at times, it can be a little monotonous, though the long holiday drives could im I listened to the 9 hour audiobook for my holiday drives After watching an hour long interview he did with CyclingTips, I found David Millar to be fascinating due to his diverse background, participating in a dark time for cycling, and becoming a leader to work towards a healthy future for the spoke.This book is primarily a journal of short notes from his racing career I did enjoy many of the stories featured, but at times, it can be a little monotonous, though the long holiday drives could impact my judgement I often found myself a little puzzled, trying to remember the context of the race, what the impact was, and what the goals were Its definitely a book for people with familiarity with racing, otherwise it can be hard to understand and appreciate.While listening to the book, I watched his film, Time Trial available onPrime , which was rated poorly, but I found the film wonderful as I had his thoughts from the book to provide context into his frustrations

  9. Peter says:

    Brutally honest writing about how tough life as a pro cyclist is and how highly strung some of these riders are Dave Dishes Out the Dirt would be a good title but these things needed saying I am puzzled by the amount of swearing There aref___s in this book than there are in a porno novel I always had Miller clocked as intelligent and articulate, so why all the swearing I hope Miller has found peace away from racing as much as I hope the profession peloton is now mostly drug free No Brutally honest writing about how tough life as a pro cyclist is and how highly strung some of these riders are Dave Dishes Out the Dirt would be a good title but these things needed saying I am puzzled by the amount of swearing There aref___s in this book than there are in a porno novel I always had Miller clocked as intelligent and articulate, so why all the swearing I hope Miller has found peace away from racing as much as I hope the profession peloton is now mostly drug free Nofallen idols and this book gives a good insight in how is was and how it is now

  10. Ivor Kovic says:

    Not many pro cyclist have the same vast experience in the peloton as David Millar Only a few have his charisma and quirky personally And almost none are able to recount their experiences with such honesty and style David has produced a very entertaining, funny and engaging book Many valuable lessons and pearls available to those involved in racing But also a pure joy to read for anyone who loves cycling or sports in general.