By Gregor Brown in Monte Pora
David Millar has a chance to rule the roads of Milan during the Giro d'Italia's final day, a 28.5-kilometre time trail on Sunday. The 31 year-old Scot of Team Slipstream Chipotle - H30 hinted that would be a good way to bookend the race.
Slipstream started the race with a bang thanks to its team time trial performance in Sicily. The win – six seconds over Team CSC – gave the team a big boost in its first Grand Tour and put its rider, Christian Vande Velde, in the race leader's maglia rosa. Millar has his eye on the final day in Milano and a chance to end the race the way the team started it – winning.
"It is good for me," Millar confirmed to Cyclingnews the morning of the mountainous run to Monte Pora. Millar made an impressive showing in the fifth stage to Contursi Terme – despite a mechanical before the final kilometre – and wants revenge on his bad luck with an individual stage win.
"I am just aiming for that now; I am taking it easy and hoping to be good for that," added Millar. He must pull himself over the Passo di Gavia and Passo del Mortirolo Saturday, and then get a good nights rest for the time trial. "I got to finish the Giro anyway," he concluded with his usual humour.