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Thoughtful and respectful biography
on 2 July 2016
Robert Millar was a pioneer of British continental cycling. Great at mountain stages and the first English speaking cyclist to wear the King of the mountains polka dot jersey. This book explores the man and the dedication needed to break into continental cycling. He had a reputation for being difficult and uncooperative with the press. However most likely he had developed coping strategies for being a stranger in the closed world of professional cycling which enabled him to focus on his performance although it does sound like he didn't take any prisoners. He has left public life and maintains his privacy. I liked that this book was not an expose of any of the rumours surrounding his disappearance. It gave insight into the professional racing teams and, yes use of PED but the main point was to understand Millar himself. Recommended for all those interested in the dedication it takes to reach the top in professional sport.