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Pippa York

  • 08-08-2022 2:05pm
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    I was a huge fan of Robert Millar back in the day. Like the best riders from that time, he had a strong individual personality. One of my best memories was of him riding shotgun for Stephen Roche after he took the jersey from Visentini. I remember reading the book, “In search of Robert Millar” and wondering how he was.

    I just watched Matt Stephens cafe ride video with Pippa and was greatly by her openness and honesty, along with the still pro mentality of looking at food as fuel !

    if you want a real slice of humanity I’d highly recommend this as a watch today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,644 ✭✭✭DeepBlue

    I watched that one some time ago and it did make me think. I was only vaguely aware of the Miller/York story. For a subject that seems to generate a lot of heat online it was good to see it discussed in that way on the cafe ride.

  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭devonp

    I remember reading the book, “In search of Robert Millar” and wondering how he was

    Its a great read , didn't the author pass away recently ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,887 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash

    A "strong individual personality" - I suppose its one way of saying he didn't really have a personality as such. Not someone I could warm to (leaving aside his talent).

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,993 ✭✭✭✭neris

    Just watching it there and she says they recommended Roche to the club in France that they were riding for.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,656 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    I thought Pippa came across very well, loved the nuggets of inside info and the genuine honesty about the Tour of Ireland (it rained, no one wanted to go). Also the Kelly Benefit ride made me laugh out loud.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 434 ✭✭mvt

    Some interesting & thought provoking comments in the interview,certainly has me rethinking my views on the topic of transgender sportspeople.

    What was also fascinating is that I think she said she is eight kilos heavier than when she was a professional- very hard to to see where those eight kilos went.

    Never heard of this you tube channel before, will try & check it out again.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,993 ✭✭✭✭neris

    Think that tour of ireland in 89 she mentions went over the hill in howth and came down the end of our road. Looking at the list of some of the riders at the time and some big names on the list.

    (Could have been another year I'm thinking of but was only about 8 or 9 at the time)

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,989 ✭✭✭Macy0161

    And Pippa and partner still had nothing good to say about him, blaming him for the press intrusion. Richard Moore had a different take on how the press intrusion happened, where as Pippa and Linda Ann basically say he leaked it to the press and are still very sore about it and the impact on their family. I'm still very conflicted about it, as I really love that book and Robert Millar was up there with Kelly, Roche, Lemond for me when I first got into cycling in the late 80's (all about the anglophones!).

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,893 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    i read that as 'came down at the end of our road' which would have made for even more excitement.

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