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The Racer Audiobook

The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

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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? How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway metres from the line? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? 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? How does a time trialist maintain his form when every muscle and sinew is screaming at him to stop? 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 - the 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.

©2015 David Millar (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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  • H. Bacon
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    11/9/15
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    "Outstanding!"

    I've read quite a lot of sports autobiographies and often been left wondering why I bothered - they're elite athletes that train, eat and rest... why was I expecting it to be entertaining!?

    And then I read this. It's insightful, funny, moving, heartfelt, inspiring and thoroughly entertaining throughout. The trouble with a book as good as this is that others will surely pale in comparison!

    The narration is excellent and captures the emotion and personality with which the book was written.

    This is surely destined to be a classic cycling book - essential reading for any cycling fan for the next 50 years!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • RedReader
    11/2/15
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    "Its OK."

    Racing through the Dark is much better and recommended. This is just OK.

    Narration is annoying unfortunately. I may have enjoyed it more if not for this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Colin
    8/24/16
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    "Excellent"

    A thoroughly enjoyable listen
    Engaging narration and a brilliant insight into the life of a pro rider. Millar provides an honest assessment to the life in the peloton. The book has humour and warmth
    I could not rate this higher

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheriff
    8/9/16
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    "Wonderful, insightful and beautifully read."

    The narrator was excellent, the stories exciting; perfect for any cycling fan. Comes highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coops Web
    8/8/16
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    "great insight"

    Fantastic book and a real 'no nonsense' style of story telling that gives you a good idea of what it must have been like as a pro racer. only downside was the narrators abrupt sentence stops, his delivery for me got a little too repetitive. that said, I enjoyed the book immensely and would recommend!

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  • Scott
    Milton Keynes
    6/22/16
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    "Best cycling book I've read/listen too."

    I've read plenty of cycling books as I'm an avid cyclist myself.

    This book give you the most realistic insight in to the emotions and experience of a pro cyclist. Not just from a guy that won it all but from the road captain and all round great cycling brain of David Miller. Love insight to the end of a fantastic career too.

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  • Ian Hatt
    6/19/16
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    "what's really going on in the world of cycling"


    An impressive look behind the scenes of pro bike racing. A candid view of the ups and downs, the glamorous and the not so glamorous. David is honest in his assessment of his sport, good, bad, indifferent and what needs to change.

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  • Michael
    6/14/16
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    "Inside David Millar's head"

    A must listen to audible book. If you love cycling and the world of racing I recommend this to you without reservation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter King
    5/7/16
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    "train and race"

    all sports books have the same story; train and race. sometimes the race goes well, sometimes not, sometimes the training is good, Dungeness not.

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  • Tony
    4/26/16
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    "Good listen"

    Great book, with one of the best insights into Pro Cycling, pity his first book is not on Audible. Good performance from Sackville, although for much of it he sounds like he is making a series of bullet points and expect him to relax and slow down soon which he only does occasionally and temporarily. Recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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