David Millar: "This is the greatest ever generation of Grand Tour riders"

David Millar claims that cycling has never seen so many riders in the peloton capable of winning Grand Tours, and has tipped Chris Froome for a third Tour de France victory

The number of riders who are capable of winning Grand Tour general classifications and the subsequent competition is at an all time high, according to David Millar.

Millar, who won nine Grand Tour stages during his 17-year career, says that he has never known a period in cycling’s last few decades when there has been so many riders who harbour realistic aims of winning the sport’s three biggest races: the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.