In Search of Robert Millar: Unravelling the Mystery

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In Search of Robert Millar: Unravelling the Mystery Surrounding Britain’s Most Successful Tour de France Cyclist: Unravelling the Mystery Surrounding Britain's Most Successful Tour De France Cyclist The compelling story of Britains best ever cyclist one of the most enigmatic, complex and contradictory athletes in any sport and the unravelling of the puzzle surrounding his sudden and dramatic disappearanceCyclist Robert Millar came from one of Europes most industrialised cities, Glasgow, to excel in the most unlikely terrain over the high mountain passes of the Pyrenees and the Alps He was crowned King of the Mountains during theTour de France and remains the only ever Briton to finish on the podium of the worlds toughest raceIn attitude and appearance he was unconventional the malnourished looking young Scot with the tiny stud in his ear who could be prickly, irascible and unapproachable but to many followers he was the epitome of cool Flying the flag for British cycling, this one off original became a cult heroIn Search of Robert Millar will follow the career of this other worldly character, from his tough childhood on the streets of Glasgow in the s to his move to France and success in the worlds most brutal and unforgiving races, including the controversy surrounding his positive drugs test and his enforced retirement from the sport at the age of It examines what set Millar apart from all other British cyclists who tried, and failed, to make an impact in this most European of sports, describing his single mindedness, his eccentricity and the humour and intelligence that emerged only towards the end of his careerIt also proffers explanations for his subsequent disappearance, which repeated a familiar pattern he vanished from Glasgow and never returned he left his wife and son and his adopted country, France Now, it appears, he has turned his back on cycling amid rumours that he had undergone a sex change operationThrough interviews with Millars friends, acquaintances, cycling colleagues and ex classmates, author Richard Moore helps to unravel the mystery of this maverick Scotsman, arguably one of the greatest enigmas in a sport full of remarkable characters