What is it truly like to be a racer?What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the midst of the pack? What happens to the body all over a high-speed chute? What tactics should teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? What sacrifices should a cyclist make to achieve the highest levels? What is it like at the bus? In the hotels? What camaraderie is built in the confines of a team? What rivalries? How does it feel to be repeatedly at 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 pro cyclist all over his last year before retirement. Over the course of a season at the World Tour, Millar puts us in touch with the sights, smells and sounds of the sport. This can be a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience., This is a love letter to cycling.