David Millar: A career in pictures

From taking the Tour de France by storm to the dark days of doping, we take a look back at David Millar's rollercoaster career

Millar is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys, and one of only six to have worn yellow
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Millar took the maillot jaune on his ever first day at the Tour de France

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Millar took the maillot jaune on his ever first day at the Tour de France

There aren't many riders who divide opinion among British cycling fans as much as David Millar. His meteoric rise to the top of cycling, including wearing the maillot jaune  in his first appearance at the Tour de France, made Millar the young, dynamic, British talent many of us had been waiting for.

But with so much hope and expectation can come so much disappointment. And while hindsight can tell us that the doping culture in cycling in the early 2000s was endemic, Millar's admission to using EPO in 2004 set his career into immediate freefall, and one of Britain's few hopes for glory on the road with it.

Yet for many, Millar has successfully ridden his road to redemption. Emerging from his troubled doping ban to lay bare the truth of what was happening in cycling's backstage, and to become a leading voice in the anti-doping crusade, the Scotsman has done everything possible to try and rebuild his tarnished reputation.

For others though it'll never be enough. And while Millar's palmares - which includes four stage wins at the Tour - is testament to his natural ability on a bike, it will all be considered redundant by some for having turned to doping and relented to the darker side of cycling.

Whatever your view of Millar though, his impact on British cycling is there. From inspiring many of us to pick up a bike in the first place, to helping usher in a cleaner era of cycling, Millar may be remembered divisively, but his career will be remembered.

Take a look through our gallery at some of the defining moments of David Millar's career.

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Richard Windsor
Richard Windsor

Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.


An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL7 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).