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This review is from: Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar (Paperback)
This book left me with almost as many regrets about Millar's decisions as he must have himself. He's a legend of the peloton now, but I am left wondering what he might have achieved had he not made the mistakes he did.
Millar tells the story of his life from his troubled and often unconventional upbringing and his determination to succeed in the sport he grew to love, through to his present day position as a spokesman for the pitfalls of doping and a mentor for today's junior pro cyclists.
By all accounts, it seems that Millar was one of the most gifted junior pro's we have ever produced in Great Britain and it's a shame cycling's doping culture at the time tarnished what would inevitably have been a glittering career.
I went from feeling sorry for Millar, to disliking who he became, before ending the book with a great deal of respect for him as an ambassador for anti doping efforts and above all, as a cycling fan like me.