Racing Through the Dark - David Millar
Boy Racer - Mark Cavendish
I just finished The Secret Race and while I appreciate the detail, overall I can't say I really care for the book. The book was more about Lance than about Tyler and it was difficult to detect much remorse - it seemed more about vindication. Compare to Millar's book which was truly a pleasure to read...
TBH I came away with the complete opposite opinion. Millar doesn't go into much detail either about racing or 'preparation' and mostly comes off as a self righteous and self rating referencing his natural talent throughout the book. I actually quite liked him till I read his book.
*edited for spelling
I suppose I went into reading Millar's book with the desire to read an autobiography and learn more about the rider - I felt he did that quite well. I think his personality came through in the book very well and he described his life and his journey through cycling.
I thought Tyler Hamilton wrote a biography about Lance and doping. On one hand, I appreciated the details but on the other... it just felt bitter. The introduction to the book (written by Coyle) describes a kind, gentle, and extremely likeable guy in Tyler Hamilton -- I never got that through his own words nor through his interviews I've seen in the last year.
Sawyer, I'd wager you disliked Millar long before his book. Cycling fans seem to hold a serious grudge.