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New book details Robert Millar's career

A new biography detailing the career of British cyclist Robert Millar is due to be released Monday. The book, entitled "In Search of Robert Millar: Unravelling the Mystery Surrounding Britain’s Most Successful Tour de France Cyclist", written by Richard Moore, follows the career of the quirky Glaswegian who remains the only British rider to win a classification of Tour de France. Millar won the the mountains classification and finished fourth overall in the 1984 Tour.

According to publisher Harper Collins, "In Search of Robert Millar will follow the career of this otherworldly character, from his tough childhood on the streets of Glasgow in the 1960s to his move to France and success in the world’s most brutal and unforgiving races, including the controversy surrounding his positive drugs test and his enforced retirement from the sport at the age of 36.

Saunier Duval rider, and fellow Scot David Millar (no relation) reviewed the book in The Scotsman, saying "This book is not only a very interesting study of a little-known man, but also a bible to anybody aiming to be the best in their field, a lesson in how to reach the top and the hardships and sacrifices it takes to get there. He was so fearless and far ahead of his times in so many ways, so nonchalant in his insolence towards the well-trodden road, and yet one can't help but find an insecure fragile man who deep down cared for every word spoken about him."

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