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The Racer - Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist

David Millar

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Sackville

Length:

8h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

34:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

17:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

17:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

17:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

11:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

16:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:19


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:19