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"The Tour will be 100 percent because it'll be my last one and that's the event that's really shaped everything for me."

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09.12.2013 @ 10:11 Posted by Patrick Lorien

Garmin’s David Millar recently told the press that he was going to retire after the 2014 season, and he is now looking forward to the season that will end his career.

 

In 2014 David Millar will end an 18-year involvement in professional cycling. In his career he has won numerous Grand Tour stages and victories in lesser stages, and most has been collected through his speciality; time trialing. He is also the only British rider to have worn all the different jerseys of the Tour de France.

 

In an interview with The Daily Mail he now reveals the plans of his final season.

 

"I'd like to be good in the spring Classics, to race them well. Then I'll have a break and do the Dauphiné Tour tune-up], then the Tour de France," Millar said.

 

"The Tour will be 100 percent because it'll be my last one and that's the event that's really shaped everything for me. Then the Commonwealth Games, which are a very big objective, as well. That's what next year's really about -- June, July, August. That's the big peak. Then I want to do the Vuelta and the world championships."

 

When asked about having second thoughts about the decision Millar replied: "Oh, hell no. I'm really enjoying it at the moment but I think if I was going for longer, I wouldn't be enjoying it so much."

 

Even though he has been preparing for the 2014 season, and on how to finalize his career, Millar has still had enough time to be involved with Scottish filmmaker Finlay Pretsell, who is going to document the Millar’s last year as a professional rider. Additionally Millar is also working on a Lance Armstrong film based on David Walsh’s Seven Deadly Sins.

 

"It's been an amazing experience," said Millar. ‘Being on set, you see it's a real hierarchical system. It's like the military. But it was busy and long days, from 6.30 in the morning until seven at night. We had to do the cycling stuff in about two weeks, and it was to the wire, using every bit of daylight. But I think they pulled it off."

 

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