DAVID MILLAR was today named in Team GB's five-man road cycling squad for London 2012 after the British Olympic Association were forced to drop their by-law banning those with previous doping offences.
Millar, who served a two-year suspension from 2004 to 2006 after admitting to taking banned blood booster EPO, is set to make his first Olympic appearance since Sydney in 2000 in the road race on the opening day the Games, July 28.
The 35-year-old Scot is joined in the team by world champion Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome and British champion Ian Stannard.
Since his suspension began just prior to the Athens Olympics, Millar has become a leading campaigner for drug-free sport.
He is set to support Cavendish's bid for Olympic gold in the 250-kilometre road race on July 28, with his experience crucial for an event which will be challenging to control.
Despite being Commonwealth Games champion, Millar was overlooked for the time-trial event.
The Olympic road race takes place six days after the Tour de France concludes in Paris.
British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford said: "The final selection for the men's road race was a tough choice as we had a really strong squad of riders to pick from.
"We have selected the five riders we believe are on the best form and will give us the fastest team for the race."