Millar mentoring young British cyclists on doping dangers


British Cycling has confirmed David Millar is working with the team in a mentoring role, which will see him educate young riders about the dangers of drug taking.

Former Tour de France stage winner Millar, who retired from professional cycling in 2014, received a two-year ban in 2004 after admitting to doping offences.

However, on his return to the peloton, the Scot became one of the sport's leading anti-doping campaigners and he will now share his experience with the next generation of British cyclists.

Technical director Shane Sutton said: "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."