In winning the opening time trial at the 2000 Tour de France, 23-year-old David Millar confirmed the expectations he had raised since becoming an amateur in 1995. He looked set for a glattering career until, in june 2004, that career came to a shuddering halt. Arrested whilst eating dinner in a french restaurant, he would subsequently confess to doping, and would serve a two year ban.
During the winter of 2010/11 David was rarely to be found out training, but rather wrestling with his laptop, attempting to bring to heel the twists and turns of his life in the peloton.
The result is his autobiography “Racing Through the Dark”, a remarkable meditation on a 21st century racing cyclist's career.