David Millar will return to professional racing with the Saunier Duval-Prodir team, the team confirmed today. Millar has signed a contract that will take him from his re-entry date in June, 2006 up until the end of 2007. Millar is currently serving a two year ban after admitting to EPO use following police searches of his home in 2004.
"David Millar is an outstanding athlete and Saunier Duval-Prodir is convinced he deserves a second chance to prove his talent," said the team in a statement. "He has recognised his mistake and is very motivated to make his comeback an amazing one. David is looking forward to being able to work officially with the team when his ban ends and with the British Cycling Federation as well, in order to promote the sport and help up-and-coming riders.
"The team will take precautionary measures to confirm his good faith, as will UKSPORT, the UCI and WADA. The team will do everything possible to offer him the best conditions to come back to competition and looks forward to seeing David racing for the yellow colours of Saunier Duval Prodir."