The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,720,765 members ⚫ 1,207,593 ebooks

New to

Learn more

Racing Through the Dark

Crash. Burn. Coming Clean. Coming Back.

Racing Through the Dark by David Millar
Add to cart
US$ 15.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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.
Touchstone; June 2012
368 pages; ISBN 9781451682700
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Racing Through the Dark
Author: David Millar
  • News
David Millar calls for drug used by Bradley Wiggins to be banned - The Guardian
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:29:35 -0700
The GuardianDavid Millar calls for drug used by Bradley Wiggins to be bannedThe Guardian“As I said in my book [Racing Through ...
Drugs used by Sir Bradley Wiggins should be banned, says David Millar -
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:24:35 -0700 used by Sir Bradley Wiggins should be banned, says David“As I said in my book ...
Millar says Wiggins' TUE drugs should be banned -
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:39:28 -0700
Cyclingnews.comMillar says Wiggins' TUE drugs should be bannedCyclingnews.comFormer pro David Millar told the Telegraph ...