David Millar (born January 4, 1977 in Mtarfa , Malta ) is a retired Scottish cyclist . He was considered one of the strongest time trial drivers of his generation. In 2004 he was convicted of doping .
In 1997 David Millar became a professional cyclist with the French Équipe Cofidis . In 1999 he won the Isle of Man International (also Manx Trophy) race, which was one of the most traditional international road races in Great Britain. At the Tour de France 2000 , Millar won the first stage - an individual time trial over 16.5 km - and subsequently wore the yellow jersey for three days . In the following years he won stages in the Tour (once in 2002, once in 2003) and in the Vuelta a España (twice in 2001, once in 2003).
The year 2003 was ultimately the most successful of Millar's career up to that point: In the 2003 anniversary tour , he only missed victory in the prologue in Paris (which started under the Eiffel Tower ) due to technical problems . In the autumn he won the individual time trial of the World Championships in Hamilton (Ontario) after he had finished second in the same discipline in 2001 behind Jan Ullrich . He also won the Tour de Picardie .
In the summer of 2004, David Millar admitted, after police interrogation as part of the Cofidis affair, that he was taking EPO to improperly improve performance. He was subsequently stripped of his time trial world title from 2003 and awarded to the Australian Michael Rogers ; he was fired from the Cofidis team. He was banned until June 23, 2006.
Over the next few years, Millar took an offensive against doping and dealt with his own doping past in his autobiography Thoroughbred Racer , published in 2012 .
After his two-year ban, Millar contested the Tour de France 2006 for the Saunier Duval team and then won the individual time trial at the Vuelta a España 2006 . In March 2007, he won the Paris – Nice prologue . He was also a two-time British champion, in road races as well as in the individual time trial, after having become British champion in the single pursuit on the track the year before . Since the 2008 season, Millar drove for the US team Garmin-Chipotle and its successor teams . At the Vuelta a España 2009 he was second in the seventh stage, an individual time trial, behind the Swiss Fabian Cancellara , and won the 20th stage (EZF). In 2010 he won the final time trial at the Critérium International . At the Giro d'Italia 2011 he drove for two days in the Maglia Rosa .
After the road race at the 2014 World Championships , Millar retired as a professional cyclist.
Grand Tours placements
- 1997 - July 31, 2004 Cofidis-Le Crédit par Téléphone
- June 24, 2006 - 2007 Saunier Duval-Prodir
- 2008 - 2014 Garmin
- With Jeremy Whittle: thoroughbred racer. My two careers as a professional cyclist . Covadonga Verlag Bielefeld 2012. ISBN 978-3936973716
- On the road: a season in the professional tune . Covadonga Verlag Bielefeld 2016. ISBN 978-3957260109
- David Millar in the ProCyclingStats.com database
- David Millar in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- David Millar in the Radsportseiten.net database
- David Millar in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
- Manx International. Retrieved December 16, 2019 .
- radsport-seite.de: David Millar - The EPO World Champion accessed on August 2, 2011
- Millar: In Ponferrada the circle came full. In: radsport-news.com. September 30, 2014, accessed March 2, 2020 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Scottish cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th January 1977|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mtarfa , Malta|