Film Review: David Millar rages against the dying of the light in 'Time Trial'

Joseph Delves Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:31 David Millar rages against the dying of the light in Finaly Pretsell’s hypnotic and propulsive film 4.0 / 5 Getting a dressing down from Paxman. It’s a strange honour and a reminder of just how big of a deal David Millar was. Before Brits regularly won Grand Tours he was the nation’s great cycling hope. The first British rider to wear the leader’s jersey in all three Grand Tours, his story; early promise, doping, redemption, is well known. Partly thanks to his own excellent autobiographies. Millar’s final season and a last ride at the Tour de France were to form the subject of Finlay Pretsell’s Time Trial. Early in the film and somewhere during the infinite churn of racing, out of season hotels, and countless pasta dinners Millar realises the end of the road is fast rearing up ahead of him. As ...

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