Millar wants prologue win

Millar wants home prologue win
By Reuters

26/10/2006 at 17:36Updated

Briton David Millar said he was going to shape the preparations for his season to win the Tour de France prologue in London next year.

"I would never have dreamt such a thing would happen in my career", Millar told reporters after the route of the Tour's 94th edition was officially unveiled on Thursday.

"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, who won the Tour's prologue in July 2000, was banned for two years and stripped of his gold medal from the 2003 world championship time trial after he admitted taking the banned blood-booster EPO in 2001 and 2003.

"I will build my season on this prologue. I will take benefit from what I've learnt in track cycling," the Scot said.

"Track cycling gave me speed so I think I can go faster now."