February 17, 2005
David Millar can return for 2006 Tour
David Millar, currently serving a doping suspension, got a split decision today from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Millar had sought a reduction from two years to one year in his suspension. That appeal was rejected.
On the other hand, the panel bumped the beginning of his suspension to the day he was arrested on suspicion of doping in the Cofidis affair. That means Millar could return to the sport June 23, 2006, just in time for the 2006 Tour, which is expected to travel to the UK, starting in London.
Millar was stripped of the 2003 time trial World Championship, and admitted to using EPO on three occasions: in 2001 while training for the Vuelta, in 2003 while training for the Dauphiné Libéré, and in 2003 while training for Worlds.
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