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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:01 am 
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Robert Millar was one of my many heroes of the last golden age (1980s) of cycling; TdeF KoM, winner...notwithstanding his other victories and high placings.

Rode on the continent when it took a great deal of courage and determination. Courage and determination that RM has now spoken openly about his gender change: known as Philippa York and she will be one of the pundits on ITV4s coverage of the remaining weeks of the TdeF.

I wish Philippa the very best of luck, and success. I look forward to her insights on the 2017 TdeF (and hopefully years to come).

Roadking.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/40529614


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:43 pm 
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roadking wrote:

I wish Philippa the very best of luck, and success. I look forward to her insights on the 2017 TdeF (and hopefully years to come).



+1.

Aw ra best Philippa. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:29 am 
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It's well worth reading her statement here -

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/a-state ... ippa-york/

I wish her all the best and look forward to hearing her contributions to the ITV4 TdF coverage next week.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:07 pm 
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Again wish her all the best with all the future brings.
Seems to me that over the last few years she was a bit of a troubled soul, so hopefully now in a place where she wants to be and is happy.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:08 am 
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I've nothing but respect and admiration for Philippa's announcement. A true pioneer in breaking European-born continental domination, it was (and still remains) an indelible magic memory seing that 1984 KOtM jersey winging it around Kellogs'/C4's Glasgow Square. Truly inspirational. As for the Vuelta, well... :shock: .

Millar's posts in Cycling News imo are top-quality in-depth and highly insightful informed journalism and best luck in your futured career.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:05 am 
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if you are born a male, you will always be a male, no amount of surgery will change the fact.
he will always be a he.
if someone can prove me wrong then go ahead.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:25 am 
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videojetman wrote:
if you are born a male, you will always be a male, no amount of surgery will change the fact.
he will always be a he.
if someone can prove me wrong then go ahead.


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:27 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
videojetman wrote:
if you are born a male, you will always be a male, no amount of surgery will change the fact.
he will always be a he.
if someone can prove me wrong then go ahead.


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.


I think you are confusing sex and gender.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:31 am 
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The mind is completely different from the body. Imagine being female in your mind but the body tells you otherwise - how AWFUL for him and especially in his day where there was no help or understanding for his situation.

In spite of being a fellow Scot, I never much cared for Robert Millar, weird, awkward, dour etc he was. I always thought that there was a reason for his behaviour, can now see why and I have absolute sympathy for him. I really hope that the rest of his days are far happier than those in his former life as one hell of a bike rider.

Best of luck to her.


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