Lowdown: When is doping not doping? Easy, when it has a TUE. In today's Lowdown, Lee Rodgers is in a comparative mood: Wiggins, Van den Driessche, Dekker and Rasmussen, do they have something in common? It's not black and white, but then it never is. Then there are the dopers of the past: Gonzalez, Millar and Ullrich, some fairing better than others after the end of their careers.
Lowdown: Sometimes it is better to say nothing and maybe David Millar should take note of that smart piece of advice. Put yourself in the crosshairs and you are bound to take some flak. Lee Rodgers has the Lowdown on Mr. Millar and his latest pontifications in the New York Times. Rodgers rant time!
Lee Rodgers aimed his eagle eye at David Millar's new job with British Cycling in his Lowdown yesterday and was less than convinced at the validity of the appointment. Ed Hood, on the other hand, has penned his thoughts from the other side of the debating chamber and taken to the hustings... Ed's view:
David Millar: Ex-pro rider, ex-doper and now 'Doping Supremo' for British Cycling. Controversial would cover it and Lee Rodgers explains, in his usual forthright way, why Millar should not be working with a National sports body. British Cycling has always set its self up as a flag waving anti-doping establishment, hand in hand with Team Sky. Maybe it's not Millar time just yet.
Chpt. III x Castelli is a unique collaboration between recently retired British pro David Millar and Italian cycling apparel brand Castelli.
Photo Special: David Millar seems to have been around for ages, 18 years as a Pro to be exact, but you need to take two years away for a doping ban. Love him or hate him, he has a fine palmarés. If you want to believe in him or not is up to you, but he still was a grand champion.
Twenty-three time Tour de France stage winner and 2011 Road World Champion Mark Cavendish and London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead will lead a world class field of Olympic and World Champions at the 2013 British Cycling National Road Championships which take place on 20 June (Time Trial) and 23 June (Road Race) in Glasgow and East Ayrshire. For the third year running, highlights of the event will be broadcast on ITV4 with this year’s race coverage being shown on Monday 24 June at 19:00 hours.
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