Who's faster: David Millar or a Maserati? (video)

Former pro David Millar rides down and drives up the Goodwood hill climb track - but which is fastest?

David Miller and a Maserati

Since retiring from the professional peloton, David Millar has sure kept himself busy. If he's not commentating on televised cycle races like the Tour de Yorkshire and Criterium du Dauphine, he can likely be found playing about in a Maserati.

The supercar manufacturer is making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, and to mark the occasion brand ambassador Millar took a spin on both two and four wheels on the famous hill climb track.

Riding his bike down the hill and the Maserati up it, which Millar would be fastest?

The video is entitled 'flat out and fearless', which sums up Millar's approach to the test. Granted, the hill isn't a particularly challenging descent for a rider of his calibre, but driving up it at speed certainly takes some cajones.

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Annoyingly there's no timings on the video to show how fast Millar actually went up or down the hill.

But the video does show the car crossing the line first, which is unsurprising really, given the 275 horses powering it, compared to the one David Millar powering the bike.

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Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.