David Millar became the first British rider since his namesake Robert to pull on the king of the mountains jersey in the Tour de France.

And he becomes the first Brit to win all four of the main jerseys in the Tour - the others being the maillot jaune, the green jersey, and the white jersey.

The 30-year-old Scot pulled on the distinctive polka-dot jersey on the podium in Canterbury after securing five points over the three fourth-category climbs on the route through Kent.

He was first to the top at Southborough after 94 kilometres and then was second to the top of Farthing Common behind Cofidis rider Stephane Auge.

Both Millar and Auge have five points but on the Tour's countback rules Millar earned the jersey because he won the first climb of the day.

Robert Millar last wore the polka-dot jersey in 1986, having won the king of the mountains competition two years earlier.


David Millar is the first British rider to complete the full Tour collection...

* Yellow jersey - wore it for three days in 2000 after winning the opening time trial in Futuroscope

* Green jersey - collected it on the podium in Futuroscope in 2000 but didn't wear it, because he had the yellow

* White jersey - was best under-25 rider while he led the race in 2000. Actually wore white for three days in 2002

* Polka-dot jersey - won it in Canterbury in 2007

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.