David Millar: 'I don't fit in anymore'

David Millar: 'I don't fit in anymore'
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British cyclist David Millar claims that he "no longer fits in" with the world of cycling as he prepares for his final ride as a professional tomorrow.

David Millar has revealed that he feels like he "no longer fits in" with the world of professional cycling as he prepares to retire from the sport.

The 37-year-old, who has won 12 Grand Tour stages in his 17 year career, rode his final UCI-registered race at the World Championships last month, but will sign off from cycling at the Bec Hill Climb in Surrey tomorrow.

"The irony is I no longer fit in," Millar told the Guardian.

"The team has become an identity for a rider; before, a rider would transcend the team. It's become robotic. I liked the dysfunctionality, the cult-ness, the randomness. Obviously that led to the criminal aspect, the corruption, the madness, but I didn't know that when I fell in love with it.

"It's been a happy year but it's been a bit of a struggle, which is mainly why I'm stopping. I'm in a place where I can appreciate it."

Millar announced his retirement last October, but decided to commit to a final year in which he rode for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

Scotland's David Millar starts the Men's Cycling Individual Time Trial during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 31, 2014
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