Millar is Eager to Enjoy Cycling Again
David Miller is a Scottish cyclist who retired from his professional cycling career in the month of October this year. He ended his eighteen year professional cycling career after the 2014 Bec CC Hill Climb. Millar was privileged enough to wear the leader’s jersey during his career in the three cycling Grand Tours. Along with that, Miller has also won stages in all three tours- Giro d’Italia (one stage), Vuelta a Espana (five stages) and Tour de France (four stages). In 2007, he was the British national road champion.
The British rider had also been banned in the year 2004 for two years because he admitted to using EPO. His 2003 World Time Trial title was also taken away from him. However, Millar learnt from his previous errors. After his comeback to the cycling community, he became the most well-known anti-doping activist.
In a particular interview given to BBC Radio 5 Live Sport, David Miller said that cycling had become a sort of a burden for him. It was like a job for him. However, after retiring from his professional career, he is all set to enjoy cycling in the true spirit again. He just wants to have fun instead of bothering himself with science and numbers.
When he was a teenager, Millar had become associated to the racing scene. Even throughout his adult life, he was dedicated to racing. Thus now he is happy to take a break from the racing scene. However, Millar is interested to remain connected to the business side of the sport.
Miller also spoke about his ban and said that at the time he became a pro cyclist he was not aware of the doping culture. But he believes that nowadays the professional young cyclist have a clean and great cycling career because they do not often face situations which force them to dope.