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David Millar


  Male      Scottish      Athlete

  Born : Jan 04, 1977  


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David Millar (born 4 January 1977) is a Scottish former professional road racing cyclist.[5] He is most associated with his long spells with two team, Cofidis from 1997-2004 and Garmin-Sharp from 2008-2014. He has won four stages of the Tour de France, five of the Vuelta a España and one stage of the Giro d'Italia. He was the British national road champion and the national time trial champion, both in 2007. He is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of six to have worn the yellow jersey. He was also the first (of two) British riders ever to have worn the leader's jersey in all three Grand Tours.

Millar was banned for two years in 2004 after admitting taking banned performance-enhancing drugs. Upon his return from his ban, Millar became a prominent anti-doping campaigner, a stance which eventually resulted in some describing him as an 'elder statesman' of cycling. He is not related to fellow Scottish cyclist Robert Millar.

David Millar is one of two children of Gordon and Avril Millar, both of whom are Scottish. His father was a pilot in the Royal Air Force and Millar was born in Mtarfa, Malta, while his father was based there for a three-year tour of duty. His sister Frances also works in cycling, currently as the head of business operations for Team Sky. The family returned to the UK, and lived at RAF Kinloss in Scotland before moving to Aylesbury, 60 km north-west of London. His father and mother divorced when Millar was 11 and his father moved to Hong Kong, when he joined the airline Cathay Pacific, which is based there. Millar considers Hong Kong as his home. Millar moved to Hong Kong to join his father when he was 13. He rode in bmx bike races in Hong Kong "and did pretty well." He bought a road bike in 1992 and raced at 6.30 in the morning before the roads began filling with traffic...


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