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Robert Millar – Let’s give the guy his dignity


“Elusive cyclist (Robert Miller) is rediscovered as ‘queen of the mountains’ “- so says the headline in the Sunday paper, The Star? The News of the World? The Sport? No, it’s our “quality-read” for the sabbath – the Scotland on Sunday.

Whilst George Best drank himself to death, and as “Hurricane” Higgins trots down the same trail, many of the gentlemen of the press struggle to conceal their admiration for these ‘lads’.

Drinking, womanising, brawling, gambling, gamesmanship – all the activities that proper sportsmen should engage in. Robert and his six hour stages in the rain, through the Pyrenees? Surely if you take enough drugs, practically anyone could manage that?