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The racer : the inside story of life on the road

By: Millar, David

0224100084 / 9780224100083
Paperback
796.62092
05/05/2016
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England
20 cm ix, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2015.

What is it really like to be a racer?What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack?

What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour?

What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels?

What is it like on the bus? In the hotels? 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 more 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 sport.

This is a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience.

It is a love letter to cycling. 'Cycling has always been about a great deal more than its winners, and The Racer is quite a ride' Spectator

BIC:

BGSA Autobiography: sport, WSQ Cycling

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