Racing Through the Dark by David Millar

Racing Through the Dark

By David Millar

  • Release Date: 2011-06-16
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
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The SUNDAY TIMES bestselling memoir from the Tour de France cyclist who lifts the lid on his drug use and return to sport.

By his eighteenth 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. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically - he broke his heel in a fall from a roof after too much drink, 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.


  • Good read, but a cheats a cheat

    By Poberto Baggie
    Good read, found it interesting but Millar claiming it was the tour that made him take drugs and he didn't want is a joke. "Everyone was taking it so I did". You are a cheat end of.
  • A fantastic read

    By IW1986
    David Millar is such an inspiration and is even more so after reading this book. I am so glad I got to see him ride at the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow! Don't hesitate to buy this, you will love it! I recommend it 100%.
  • Brilliant

    By Catflea Massacre
    Just that... Brilliant.
  • Dave the Brave

    By Sony Si
    Don't know why it took me so long to get around to reading this book! Classic & one of the best about bad boys in cycling. The price is good as its a few years old now. Who would pay £9.99 for new e book?!?
  • David millar racing into the dark

    By Ryan from glasgow
    Great book, from start to finish was hooked. Amazing to get an insight into the world of doping at the time when it was its hype. Given me a great understanding of where cycling has come from and how it is changed into the world it is today. I am a fan of David millar now. A real legend with a massive heart and great comeback. Puts lance Armstrong to shame
  • Millar Time

    By Puppy's go go go!
    Honest, thoughtful and revealing insight into the world of professional road race cycling. Well worth a read even if you are not a cycling fan. This tale grips - I read it in two sittings.
  • Racing Through The Dark

    By SatNavCol
    David Millar lifts the lid on the doping scandal that was rife throughout cycling with a moving honest account how he was drawn into the web of deceit and lies which seemed the standard qualification required to be successful at the top level during that period. The book itself is well written and you feel it is straight from the heart. No subject or high profile cycling person is swerved in this no holds barred account. Highly recommended.
  • Greatread

    By nobbio
    Fantastic insight into one mans struggle with thedarker side of modern sport
  • Great read

    By Cooky55
    Fantastic book, loved it…very well done…a humble and normal bloke...
  • Riding throught the dark.

    By Zubinzalan
    A real mans story. David Millar has traveled many roads, its his journey from boy to man and all thats inbetween thats so compelling. Must read 10/10