Cycling: Scotsman David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) was certain that he would be at the start of the 101st Tour de France in Leeds next Saturday. However, he faced a non-nomination after a meager showing at the British Championships.
Millar, who will retire at the end of the year, has been part of the Garmin-Sharp squad every year since 2008 and would have competed for the 13th time this year. He made his first appearance at the Tour de France in the dress of Cofidis when he surprisingly won the prologue in 2000.
He vented his anger at not being nominated via Twitter. Here he offered his racing machine for sale.
For Sale. Been speeded, not much. Battery fully charged (I think). Good condition. Reasonable offers please. pic.twitter.com/aFuGc5P5aB
— David Millar (@millarmind) June 30, 2014
Millar has since added that the bike is no longer for sale. However, he will not have completely calmed his anger at not being nominated. According to the team, doubts about his form were decisive for the decision.