David Millar Denied Tour de France Final Ride

LONDON, June 30, 2014 (AFP) - David Millar said Monday he has been dropped by his Garmin-Sharp team for what he had hoped would be a final ride in the Tour de France before retirement. The 37-year-old Scot had been looking forward to his 13th Tour but said he would not now be on the start line in Leeds, northern England, on Saturday, with the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Peter Kennaugh, Ben … [Read more...]

David Millar Jumps To Froome Defence In Doping Debate

by Andy Scott BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France, July 08, 2013 (AFP) - Experienced British rider David Millar on Sunday hit out at those who have cast doubt on the achievements of Chris Froome and Team Sky, insisting that the sport has changed greatly since the dark days of the last decade in which the US Postal team dominated the sport. Millar took to Twitter in the immediate … [Read more...]

‘Stage-Managed’ Armstrong Interview With Oprah Worries Millar

David Millar 2012

LONDON, Jan 9, 2013 (AFP) - British cyclist David Millar has expressed concern over what he believes will be Lance Armstrong's "stage-managed" appearance in an interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Nest week's broadcast will be Armstrong's first interview since he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the US Anti-Doping Agency said he helped orchestrate the … [Read more...]

Proud Ex-Doper David Millar Shines At Tour de France Again

Millar takes The Win On Stage 12 of the 2012 Tour de France

by Justin Davis ANNONAY, France, July 14, 2012 (AFP) - David Millar's long voyage from drugs cheat to anti-doping ambassador hit a triumphant climax Friday as the Briton claimed a well deserved victory on the Tour de France. Garmin-Sharp team veteran Millar has been an outspoken advocate of drugs-free sport since making his way back to the peloton in 2006 after serving a ban … [Read more...]

Millar Wins Tour de France 12th Stage, Wiggins In Yellow

The Wiggins Yellow Jersey Group

by Justin Davis ANNONAY, France, July 13, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's David Millar claimed his fourth Tour de France stage, and first since 2003, after dominating a two-up sprint with Frenchman Jean-Christophe Peraud on Friday. Yellow jersey holder Bradley Wiggins finished nearly eight minutes behind a leading group of five to retain his race lead after the 226 km 12th stage between … [Read more...]

David Millar Relieved At Removal of ‘Final Handcuff’

LONDON, June 15, 2012 (AFP) - David Millar, who served a two year drug ban from 2004 to 2006, said on Friday being included in Britain's Olympic cycling squad felt like "taking off the final handcuff". Following the end of his two-year suspension for taking the blood-boosting agent EPO he still remained barred from future Olympics under the British Olympic Association (BOA) bye-law … [Read more...]

Controversial David Millar Makes British Olympic Squad

LONDON, June 13, 2012 (AFP) - David Millar, who served a two-year suspension from 2004 to 2006 after admitting to taking the banned blood booster EPO, was included in the Great Britain cycling squad announced Wednesday for the London 2012 Olympics. Millar was included in an eight-man road race squad from which five rider will be selected to compete at the Games. It is the 35-year-old … [Read more...]

Wiggins Supports Olympic Ban For Millar

LONDON, Jan 4, 2012 (AFP) - Cycling star Bradley Wiggins believes David Millar should not be allowed to ride for Britain at the Olympics as debate over lifetime bans for dope cheats rumbles on, the BBC reported Wednesday. Millar was banned for doping for two years in 2004, and under controversial British Olympic Association (BOA) rules is subject to a lifetime ban from participating in the … [Read more...]

World Champion Martin Eases To Time-Trial Win In China

BEIJING, Oct 5, 2011 (AFP) - Time-trial world champion Tony Martin donned the overall leader's red jersey after winning the opening time-trial here on Wednesday in the inaugural Tour of Beijing. The 26-year-old German was 17 seconds faster over the 11.3km course - between the iconic Olympic stadiums of the Birds Nest and the Water Cube - than Scottish rider David Millar. Three … [Read more...]

Wiggins and Froome Make British Team For Copenhagen

LONDON, Sept 16, 2011 - Team Sky duo Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were named Friday in the British team for next month's road cycling World Championships in Copenhagen. Froome and Wiggins' participation comes after the pair finished second and third at the Tour of Spain last weekend, the first time two British cyclists have secured podium finishes at the end of a Grand Tour. The … [Read more...]