BBC: Cav’ wants Millar at London Games
Mark Cavendish believes David Millar has paid the price for his doping past and deserves a second chance at London 2012.
Millar admitted taking a performance-enhancing drug in 2004 but returned to the sport after serving a two-year ban.
The veteran Scot, however, is still subject to the British Olympic Association’s lifetime ban.
“He’s redeemed himself. I would love him to be (at London 2012),” said Cavendish, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. “Dave cheated but he has realized what he did and learned a lot. He’s a massive anti-doping campaigner.
“He’s a good friend of mine and an incredible bike rider — incredible.”
The BOA’s hardline stance has been on the books since 1992 but Britain’s national Olympic committee is now the only one in the world to maintain a lifetime ban for anybody who has served a drugs suspension of six months or longer.