York, Philippa

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York, Philippa Gender: MF
Robert Charles Millar
born on 13 September 1958 at 18:15 (= 6:15 PM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°24' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°27 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 02°50'

Philippa York (at the 1993 Tour de France)
photo: Eric HOUDAS, license gfdl


Scottish journalist and former professional road racing cyclist, who won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. Millar was the first rider from an English speaking country to have won the Mountains classification in the Tour de France. This success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton until Bradley Wiggins was retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. Millar is one of only four Britons to have won a Tour de France jersey competition along with Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish. Millar rode the Tour de France eleven times completing the race eight times.

After retiring, York moved into journalism, as well as spending a year as a coach for British Cycling. She reduced her public commitments in 2000 following hostile stories regarding rumours of her gender transition, and after an appearance as Millar at the 2002 Commonwealth Games left public life altogether. In the 2010s, having transitioned to living as York, she returned to journalism, publishing under the name of Robert Millar until a decision to appear on TV commentary led to her revealing her transition publicly in 2017.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Caroline Gerard emailed the data to Sy Scholfield, quoting birth entry in the registry.

Scholfield notes that a biography gives 6:15 in the morning, quoting from "In Search of Robert Millar" by Richard Moore (HarperSport, 2008): "born [at] 4 Wellcroft Place in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, at 6.15 a.m. on 13 September 1958."


  • Passions : Sexuality : Transgender M-to-F
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes (Road racer)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Coach for British Cycling)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship ("King of the Mountains")
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession