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is Millar ever going to race again?


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Sonny (not verified)

Sure he will, he is already planning on it. I assume that is the entire point of his appeal to have his 2 year ban from the date he confessed as opposed to the day he was sentenced. It just happens to be July. He had a hearing on it just this week. If he is successful, he can participate in the 2006 TdF. If not, he will not be eligible to race until August 2006 (Vuelta, World Championship, etc.)

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
Let's hope not

If David Millar does race again, when he turns in the inveitably mediocre or poor performances, you can guarantee that we will be treated to the customary whining, whingeing, bitching and moaning as he blames everyone and everything else for his own inadequacies.

He passed up the opportunity to be a domestique in US Postal in the late 1990s or ealy 2000s. Had he have taken this, maybe he could have been groomed into a top rider with genuine potential to be a Tour de France winner. Instead, because he had such a massive ego and a highly over-inflated opinion of himself and refused to do his apprenticieship, he took up a job offer from an average French team to be its leader and missed out on some discipline that he definitely needed.

What infuriates me is the amount of column inches Procycling has given to Millar over the years to basically whinge, not to mention the interview it did with Millar after he admitted to using EPO, when he gave a pretty pathetic account of himself and admitted that he only confessed to EPO use because he was about to be found out, not because he had a guilty conscience.

In 2000, when Millar won the TdF prologue, Lance Armstrong tipped him as being a potential TdF winner, and that was after he had passed up US Postal's offer. Armstrong doesn't give compliments lightly. And, in 2002, when Millar was lying 10th in the Vuelta, he decided to refuse to cross the line at the top of the Angliru in 'protest' at the conditions - not exactly the material that champions are made of. That year, he proved that he still had potential, but threw it away. And he claimed he had been run over by a team car from another team just before the climbing the Angliru - something that was vehemently denied by everyone esle supposedly involved and by TV commentators, and the only publication to continue to take Millar's word for it was Procycling - Millar's mouthpiece for far too long.

I sincerely hope that Millar loses his appeal against an alreadly lenient sentence. If he wins, it will send the wrong message to all dopers in professional cycling.

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me (not verified)

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