British David Millar (Saunier Duval-Prodir) remarked at yesterday's 2007 Tour de France presentation that he would shape his preparations to win the Tour's prologue in London.
"I would never have dreamt such a thing would happen in my career", said the 29 year-old after the route was unveiled. "It is an opportunity for me to show this sport to my family and my friends, but also to show why I love it."
Millar hopes that his time trial expertise, along with the winter spent on the track, will help him achieve the win and Maillot Jaune come next July. "I will build my season on this prologue," said the Scot, who won the prologue in 2000. "I will take benefit from what I've learnt in track cycling. Track cycling gave me speed so I think I can go faster now."
After serving a two-year ban, returned to cycling this last July in the Tour. Taking his form he gained in France, Millar won stage 14 of the Vuelta a España, a 33 kilometre time trial.