David Millar

David Millar (born 4 January 1977 Mtarfa, Malta) is a Scottish racing cyclist. He is considered one of the strongest drivers of his generation time.

Cycling career

In 1997, David Millar professional cyclist with the French Cofidis Équipe. At the Tour de France 2000 Millar was the first stage - an individual time trial over 16.5 kilometers - to decide for themselves and contributed in the sequence for three days the yellow jersey. In the following years he won stages at the Tour (once in 2002, once in 2003 ) and at the Vuelta a España ( twice in 2001, once in 2003 ).

The year 2003 was finally the hitherto successful of Millar's career: In the anniversary tour in 2003, he missed only due to technical problems the victory at the ( launched under the Eiffel Tower in Paris ) prologue in Paris. In the autumn he won gold in the individual time trial of the cycling world championship of Hamilton ( Ontario), after he had already become 2001 World Cup runners-up Jan Ullrich in the same discipline. He also won the Tour de Picardie.

After a two -year ban for doping David Millar won the individual time trial at the Vuelta a España in 2006. In March 2007, the victory was followed in the prologue of Paris - Nice. He also was two-time British champion in the road race as in the individual time trial, after he had in the previous year become British champion in the individual pursuit on the track. Since the 2008 season, Millar riding for the Team Garmin - Cervélo U.S. or its successor team. In the Vuelta a España, he was second in the seventh stage, an individual time trial, behind the Swiss Fabian Cancellara, and won the 20th stage ( ECF ). In 2010 he won the Critérium International, the final time trial. In the 2011 Giro d'Italia he went two days in the Maglia Rosa.

Doping affair

In summer 2004, David Millar admitted taking EPO in the illicit performance enhancement after police interrogations. He was then subsequently withdrawn his world title in 2003 and awarded the Australian Michael Rogers; Cofidis he was released. He was locked up for 23 June 2006. In 2006, he made ​​his comeback at the Tour de France in team Saunier Duval- Prodir.


Millar, son of a British diplomat, grew up in Hong Kong. He is not related to its Scottish namesake, the former racing cyclist Robert Millar.

In June 2012, his book appeared thoroughbred racers. My two life as a professional cyclist in German.

Achievements - road

  • Prologue Tour de l' Avenir
  • A stage Driedaagse van De Panne
  • Prologue and a stage Tour de l' Avenir
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • Two stages and Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Appreciation
  • A stage Euskal Bizikleta
  • A stage and Appreciation Post Danmark Rundt
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • Prolog Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
  • General Classification Tour de Picardie
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • A stage in the Vuelta a España
  • A stage in the Vuelta a Burgos
  • A stage in the Vuelta a España
  • Prologue Paris-Nice
  • United Kingdom British Champion - Road Race
  • A stage of the Giro d' Italia ( team time trial )
  • A stage in the Vuelta a España ( ECF )
  • A stage Critérium International
  • A stage and Appreciation Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde ( ECF )
  • World Championships - individual time trial
  • Commonwealth Games - Road Race
  • Commonwealth Games - Individual Time Trial
  • Chrono des Nations
  • A stage of the Giro d' Italia
  • Team time trial Tour de France
  • A stage of the Tour de France

Rankings in the Grand Tours

Achievements - train



  • With Jeremy Whittle: thoroughbred racing. My two careers as a professional cyclist. Covadonga Verlag Bielefeld, 2012. ISBN 978-3936973716