David Millar defends his role as a British Cycling Academy mentor

Former Garmin-Sharp rider David Millar says he is in a good position to mentor young British riders about the dangers of doping

After criticism was angled against British Cycling and David Millar, the former Garmin rider insists he's in a good position to educate young cyclists about the perils of doping having 'been there and done it'.

Millar, who retired from professional cycling in 2014, was banned in 2004 after admitting to taking EPO, before returning to the peloton as an anti-doping advocate.

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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.