DAVID MILLAR

David Millar the British cyclist is known for both known for famous and infamous reasons. Being the only British cyclist to have worn all the jerseys of tour de France and also one of the four to have worn the yellow jersey, he has been suspended more than once for using banned performance enhancing drugs. He has won a number of time trial championships, topped the prologue of tour de France and other cycling meets. On 2004 he was arrested for doping and was banned for the following 2 years. Other than this he was also banned from taking part in the Olympics.

The comeback of David Millar occurred in the year 2006 and he took part in that year’s tour de France. Though he couldn’t make a stand in that year’s tour de France, he managed to win a time trial at the 2006 Vuelta a Espana. After this his performance began to improve with each race and he got back the form he had before being suspended. He recorded his first win in two years after winning the stage twenty time trial in Vuelta. David kept up his winning spree by finishing third in the prologue of 2010 tour de France and won the gold in that year’s commonwealth games in time trial and bronze in  road race.

David Millar is suffering a lifetime Olympic ban after he admitted to doping. Though the World Anti-Doping Agency said that the ban is unenforceable it is being challenged by the British Olympic Agency. He confessed on air that he had used performance enhancing drugs during 2001 edition of tour de France. Even if the ban is lifted David isn’t sure whether he will perform in Olympics any more though he is eager to perform in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.