David Millar's History

​Born: 4th January 1977, Mtarfa, Malta

Nationality: Scottish
Places lived:
1977-1978 Malta
1978-1984 Forres, Scotland
1984-1990 Aylesbury, England
1990-1995 Hong Kong
1995-1997 Bouncing around Belgium and France
1998-2004 Biarritz, France
2004-2006 Hayfield, England
2006-Present Girona, Spain

David Millar bought his first road bike aged 15 and when he turned 18 he moved to France to race. Two years later, in 1997, he was offered his first professional contract and he was soon winning stages of the Tour de France and La Vuelta a Espana before receiving a suspension for doping in 2004.

Since then, based on his experiences, Millar has become an authoritative voice on anti-doping. In 2008, he became part-owner and rider for the Garmin Slipstream team who became renowned for their strong anti-doping stance. He is the only British rider to have worn all leaders jerseys at the TdF, and has worn the leader’s jersey in all three Grand Tours, and has also won stages in each of them. British National Champ in RR, TT and Pursuit. Captain of Worlds and Olympic teams.

He has written two books, ‘Racing Through the Dark’ and ‘The Racer’, was a consultant on the Stephen Frears film, ‘The Program’ and with director, Finlay Pretsell, has made his own film, ‘Time Trial’, due to be released in 2017.

Since his retirement in 2014, Millar has become a television commentator for ITV and BBC and is working on a number of projects, including a role with British Cycling, helping their Senior Academy Riders transition out of the program. He is also an ambassador for Maserati and Jumeirah.

In 2015, with Richard Pearce, he created the brand CHPT3. The name signifying the third chapter of his life, his professional racing career having been split in two by a doping ban.  It creates high end products and so continuing the relationships built, and experience gained, from 18 years racing as professional cyclist. 

He lives in Girona, Spain, with his wife, Nicole, and their three children, Archibald, Harvey, and Maxine.