News – David Millar Works With GB Academy


Britain’s David Millar is to work with the Great Britain Cycling Team’s endurance academy in Italy

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News – David Millar Works With GB Academy

The Great Britain Cycling Team have announced that David Millar is working with the team on a voluntary basis in a mentor role with a view to subsequently joining the team in a more official capacity.


The former professional looks set to join the staff at the Academy’s base in Montichiari (Italy) and offer advice to the young riders based on his experiences in the pro peloton.

Shane Sutton, technical director for the Great Britain Cycling Team says of the job “Nurturing an anti-doping culture is at the heart of everything we do at British Cycling and educating our young riders on the subject is a responsibility we take seriously. Having someone of David’s calibre on board to support us in this education process is invaluable; he is readily available to share his well-rounded experiences as a professional cyclist to the young riders who aspire to succeed in their careers.”

“In addition to his mentor work, David brings with him a massive amount of training and tactical knowledge which will support the work of the coaches, and he’s become a well-respected figure in cycling which will help us to open doors when it comes to fielding young talent into professional road teams. David will work with the squad on a voluntary basis until the end of the month with a view to subsequently joining the team in a more official capacity.”

Millar was banned from cycling in 2004 for anti-doping violations, but on his return he became widely seen as one of the sport’s leading anti-doping campaigners. He has worn the leader’s jersey and taken stage victories at all three of the Grand Tours and he was crowned as the 2010 Commonwealth time-trial champion, winning silver for Great Britain at the UCI Time Trial World Championships the same year.

He captained Mark Cavendish’s world championship victory in 2011 and he represented Great Britain in the London Olympic Games 2012 before retiring in 2014.




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