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Millar rides his bike for Scotland

22 July 2002

Despite the fact that cyclist David Millar was born in Malta and has lived in England, Hong Kong and now France, his heart has always belonged to Scotland, where he was raised.

David Millar

Scotland's medal hope David Millar

This summer Millar has already achieved one of his goals for 2002 by sprinting to victory on stage 13 of the Tour de France. His other goal is to win gold for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games road race on 3 August.

Even though Millar is one of Scotland’s biggest medal hopes his manager for the Commonwealth Games, Alasdair McLennan, is playing down his chances of winning the race.

“We don’t want to make any rash predictions about winning medals. So many things can go right or wrong on the day,” said McLennan.

“He’s still very young in the cycling world and is maturing every year,” he added. “Obviously a lot will depend on what condition he comes out of the Tour de France in. They either come out in really good condition or really tired.”

Australia have also got a couple of Tour de France cyclists on their team including stage seven winner Bradley McGee, as well as Stuart O’Grady, who wore the leader’s yellow jersey for six days in last year’s Tour.

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