What is it really like to be a racer How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway meters from the line What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour How does a domestique keep going to the end of a stage once his job is done and his body exhausted What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels What camaraderie is built in the confines of a team What rivalries How does it feel to be constantly on the road, away from loved ones, tasting one calorie counted hotel breakfast David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement Over the course of a season on the World Tour, Millar puts us in touch with the sights, smells, and sounds of the sportthe barked instructions of a road captain in a sprint chain, the silence of a solo training ride This is a book about youth and age, fresh faced excitement and hard earned experience It is a love letter to cycling....
|Title||:||The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist|
|Publisher||:||Random House UK Reprint edition October 1, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||591 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist Reviews
David Miller is one of my favorite pros! I was super pissed that Garmin failed to honor his career and left him off their Tour roster in his final year! Justic may have been how poorly the team did that year. While Dave may have pulled his punch with this book he did call out the lack of class of JV and others! More to the point he once again demonstrated his own class, ability to tell a story and real passion for the sport we all love. This is perhaps the best follow up to his first book and I hope this is the 2nd of many books to come....
This book has gotten somewhat mixed reviews in the media and I am not really sure why. It's smart, funny, and seems to have capured Millar's final year; a mix of melancholy, relief, and anticipation of the future, quite well. Unlike many books recently released by former cyclists, Millar's is conspicuously absent a ghost writing credit or co-author. The book feels to, very much, be a work of his own. I look forward to his future books.
Fantastic, vibrant, convincing and upclose personal. David Millar is a true and honest human being and passionate about cycling. A winner of a book on the same level as his amazing "Riding through the dark" book.
Liked if because I ridw..but tedious to read
The book arrived very quickly and in great condition. It's a very personal look at one man's career in pro cycling. Great Gift for any cycling enthusiast.
A really captivating book, so well written and easy to read. Definitely could imagine how it really is inside a cycle race peloton.
Great read, if you’re a cyclist must read