It is a tough old business this cycling lark with few if any fairy tale endings. David Millar's last season has been a bit of a mixed bag. Early season promise celebrated with racing fancy shoes. In the middle dropped from Team Garmin for Tour de France and valiant but ultimately unsuccessful efforts in the Commonwealth Games Time Trial and Road Race. So good to hear that he starts the Vuelta in Spain today and you would want to wish him well. That's the word on the streets of Glasgow.
Monday, 4 August 2014
Today marks the 100th Anniversary since Britain joined World War 1. Private John Parr joined his local regiment, the Middlesex, he became a reconnaissance cyclist, trained to ride ahead to retrieve information quickly for commanding officers. He is believed to be the first British soldier to lose his life in World War One, however this may not be the case:
Lest we forget
Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 - Men's Road Race
The last words to David Millar:
The world is a pretty cynical place, professional sport as well. It's just part of it, but these games fortunately are a fairly cynicism free environment. This has a lot to do with the fact that you have such a diverse group of people. You are competing with people who have full time jobs, for whom this is a once in a lifetime experience. It's very humbling and it brings you back down to Earth and reminds you of just how lucky you are.