The Week That Was...

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07/5/2004| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen

The Week That Was...

Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

knowledge of his actions. Indeed, it was his recent induction into the
UK
based performance program that helped inspire him to decide never to use an illegal substance again.  He has been suspended from British cycling pending a judicial hearing and voluntarily removes himself from the British Olympic Team."   Millar was expected to ride the Tour before focusing on the Individual Pursuit, Road Race and Time Trial at the Olympic Games in
Athens
.  Why were there still two empty vials of EPO in his house?  Hasn?t Millar stated that he last used the banned substance in 2003?  Surely, when an elite athlete is aware that their team is under investigation for alleged doping practices, it would make sense to remove any evidence linking yourself with such?  It sure makes you wonder.  Millar has always been a rider I admired.  He has never been a consistent performer but when all the elements clicked, you knew it was Millar time.  He has always come across as an intelligent guy, a rarity in professional sports, some might say.  Worst of all though, he lied to me, to you and to all the other cycling fans across the world.  Just who else is out there waiting for their stone to be turned up side down and, what may lie beneath them?

 

Till next week, keep up to date with all the latest Tour action with Roadcycling.com?s exclusive 2004 Tour de France section .  Enjoy the action.

 


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Ian

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