Millar will probably be able to race in the 2006 season



Powerful Pete

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From The Guardian on-line:

The former world time trial champion and triple Tour de France stage winner David Millar, who is serving a two-year drugs ban, is now theoretically clear to compete in the 2006 Tour after the Court of Arbitration in Sport yesterday upheld his appeal for the dates of his suspension to be changed. His request for the ban to be cut to 12 months was thrown out.

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Powerful Pete said:
From The Guardian on-line:

The former world time trial champion and triple Tour de France stage winner David Millar, who is serving a two-year drugs ban, is now theoretically clear to compete in the 2006 Tour after the Court of Arbitration in Sport yesterday upheld his appeal for the dates of his suspension to be changed. His request for the ban to be cut to 12 months was thrown out.

The rest of the article is at: http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cycling/story/0,10482,1417220,00.htmlhttp://sport.guardian.co.uk/cycling/story/0,10482,1417220,00.html
This consistent with USADA and USA Cycling doping suspensions as well.

In the USA we prefer to get the doped rider back into competition ASAP by making the suspension "retroactive" to the very earliest possible date. eg: David Fuestes who was given a 24 month ban in October 2004, "retro-active" to March 25, 2004 despite his already racing all of 2004. That is a six month credit off active racing--with no refunds to the guys who may not have used his anabolic steroid product. What a rip-off!!

In Millar's case the effective date was when the Paris Police Drug Unit cracked the World Champion and he cried like a baby. So this is the date that the 24 month ban begins. Bear in mind that at least 8 of those months are "off-season" so it was really an 16 month race ban. Millar was unable to get a 12 month credit--although he did try.

He has no pride whatsoever. He is a typical professional, never to be trusted! Not ever!

It always just about the endorsements and the other compensation.

Because David NEVER tested positive in doping control I do expect him to continue with his illegal medical program. It was working reasonably well for him. No reason to change now.
 

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