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    DescriptionBy his 18th birthday David Millar was living and racing in France, sleeping in rented rooms, tipped to be the next English-speaking Tour winner. A year later he'd realised the dream and signed a professional contract with the Cofidis team, who had one Lance Armstrong on their books. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically -- high on a roof after too much drink , he broke his heel in a fall, and before long the pressure to succeed had tipped over into doping. Here, in a full and frank autobiography, David Millar recounts the story from the inside: he doped because 'cycling's drug culture was like white noise', and because of peer pressure. 'I doped for money and glory in order to guarantee the continuation of my status.' Five years on from his arrest, Millar is clean and reflective, and holds nothing back in this account of his dark years.


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    Title
    Racing Through the Dark
    Subtitle
    The Fall and Rise of David Millar
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Millar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409134411
    ISBN 10: 1409134415
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC22: 796.62092
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
    Thema V1.0: SMQ, DNBS1
    Illustrations note
    40
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    16 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Millar was born in Malta in 1977. He was won stages of the Tour de France and Tour of Spain. He is now a part-owner of the Garmin-Chipotle team and a key figure of the World Anti-doping Agency's athletes committee. Jeremy Whittle's Bad Blood: the Secret Life of the Tour de France was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2008. He writes on cycling for The Times, Financial Times and L'Equipe. He has known David Millar for 15 years