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Millar joins Wiggins and Cavendish in GB cycling team
3:14pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Sport
David Millar has been named in Great Britain's five-man road cycling squad for London 2012 after the British Olympic Association were forced to drop their bylaw banning those with prior doping offences.
Millar, who served a two-year suspension from 2004 to 2006 after admitting to taking banned blood booster EPO, is set to make his first Olympic appearance since Sydney in 2000 in the road race on the opening day the Games, July 28.
The 35-year-old Scot is joined in the team by world champion Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome - all currently competing in the Tour de France - and British champion Ian Stannard.
Wiggins and Froome have been selected for the August 1 time-trial at Hampton Court.
Steve Cummings, Ben Swift and Jeremy Hunt were cut from the initial eight-man long list announced on June 13, but could be required if illness, injury or loss of form affects any of the five riders named.
Since his suspension began just prior to the Athens Olympics, Millar has become a leading campaigner for drug-free sport.
He is set to support Cavendish's bid for Olympic gold in the 250-kilometre road race on July 28, with his experience crucial for an event which will be challenging to control.