British pro David Millar has pulled out of riding this year’s cobbled classics after suffering with illness.

The Garmin-Cervelo rider has struggled to recover from a double bout of illness since the start of the year.

“I’ve been sick twice since January and, being realistic, there’s no point in going,” Millar said to Cycling Weekly.

“I’m not at 100 per cent and we’ve got such a good team for Flanders and Roubiax anyway, it didn’t make sense.”

Millar will race Criterium International (March 26-27), Circuit de la Sarthe (April 5-8), Amstel Gold Race (April 17), Fleche Wallonne (April 20) and the Tour of Romandy (April 26-May 1).

The Scot will then target the Giro d’Italia in May, before preparing for the Tour de France in July.

For the full interview with David Millar, see this week’s issue of Cycling Weekly magazine (March 24 2011)

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