David Millar, Tour de France 2012

DAVID MILLAR

Date of birth: 04/01/1977

From: Scotland

Team: Garmin-Sharp

Previous teams: Saunier Duval (2006-2007); Cofidis (1997-2004)

David Millar career profile

David Millar first rose to prominence as 23-year old when he won the prologue of the 2000 Tour de France and enjoyed a brief spell in the yellow jersey. Millar's early career was defined by a specialisation in prologues, although he has since failed to repeat his prologue success of 2000.

Millar admitted to doping in 2004 after a police raid at his home in Biarritz as part of the Cofidis doping scandals which brought the French team to its knees.

Millar never tested positive, but illicit doping products were found during the raid and his 2003 World Time Trial Championship title (as well as his stage 19 win in the 2003 Tour de France - at his request) was subsequently stripped from him and awarded to second-placed Michael Rogers.

The Scot was suspended from competition by British Cycling. Millar made a return to the peloton in 2006 at the Tour de France, with the Spanish Saunier Duval team.

Since his ban, Millar has become a staunch advocate of anti-doping and his since joined and become a part owner of Garmin-Slipstream, an American team that matched his own ethos. Millar marked his comeback in style, taking the British national road race and time trial titles in 2007.

Millar was involved in a long breakaway on the opening stage of the 2007 Tour de France from London to Canterbury.

He won a time trial stage of the Vuelta in 2009, before taking gold in the Commonwealth Games in 2010 against the watch. He also finished third in the road race, and took silver behind Fabian Cancellara in the World Championship Time Trial.

Millar wore the pink jersey of race leader in the 2011 Giro d'Italia, the day after the tragic death of Wouter Weylandt, and became the first British rider to wear the leader's jersey in all three Grand Tours. He went on to win the 2011 Giro's final individual time trial stage.

David Millar results

2012
Tour de France, stage 12

2011

Giro d'Italia; stage 21 ITT

2010
Criterium International; stage three ITT
Three Days of De Panne; stage three b ITT

Three Days of De Panne; overall

Commonwealth Games time trial

Chrono des Nations time trial

2009

Edinburgh Nocturne

Tour of Spain; stage 20

2008

Giro d'Italia; stage one, TTT

2007

Paris-Nice; prologue

British national road race champion

British national time trial champion

2006

Tour of Spain; stage 14

British national individual pursuit champion

2003

Tour of Spain; stage 17

Tour de France; stage 19 ITT

Three Days of West Flanders; stage, one

Tour of Burgos; stage four

Tour de Picardie

2002

Tour de France; stage 13

2001

Tour of Spain; stage one

Tour of Spain; stage six

Circuit de la Sarthe; overall

Circuit de la Sarthe; stage four

Circuit de la Sarthe; stage five

Tour of Denmark; overall

Tour of Denmark; stage five

2000

Tour de France; stage one

Route du Sud; stage one (b)

1999

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; mountains classification

1998

Three Days of de Panne; stage three

Tour de l'Avenir; prologue

Tour de l'Avenir; stage six

1997

Tour de l'Avenir; prologue

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