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CAS correct Millar's ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has corrected the ban imposed on David Millar, after the British rider was heard by a panel on January 24. The Panel considered that the two year suspension imposed by British Cycling was appropriate, but nevertheless started and therefore will end at a later date than it should have.

"The Panel noted that, from the date of his arrest, David Millar was unable to compete any more and that, in addition, he promptly and voluntarily announced that he was withdrawing from the British Team for the Olympic Games in Athens. As a consequence, the CAS arbitrators decided that the two year suspension should be calculated to run from June 24 2004, as requested by Millar, and to end on June 23 2006," the CAS said in a statement. The initial starting date of the ban had been August 5, 2004.

The decision taken on Thursday, February 17 could mean that David Millar will return to competition in the end of June 2006, possibly even participating in the Tour de France next year.

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