Shorts: Millar, Van Heeswijk, Ullrich, Clerc

illar rides the Worlds, more success for Discovery in Poland, Ullrich loses out, Clerc comes up tru

illar rides the Worlds, more success for Discovery in Poland, Ullrich loses out, Clerc comes up tru
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM David Millar has been recalled to the British squad for this month's world championships in Salzburg, Austria, where he will ride both the time trial and the road race, joined in the latter by Russell Downing and Roger Hammond. The 29-year-old Saunier Duval rider returned to racing in July's Tour de France having served a two-year ban after admitting using the red blood cell-boosting drug EPO. - It's another win for Discovery Channel as their purple patch continues. Following Janez Brajkovic's current good-showing in the Vuelta and George Hincapie's US national championship win on Sunday, Max van Heeswijk won Monday's first stage of ProTour event the Tour of Poland, beating Phonak's Fabrizio Guidi. - German TV network ARD will end its contract with Jan Ullrich at the end of the year, thought to be due to his involvement in the ongoing Puerto Affair. Ullrich, who was sacked by his T-Mobile team last month, has worked closely with ARD since 1999, providing the network with exclusive interviews and diaries, except for in 2002, when he was dropped by them for a year after testing positive for amphetamines after taking a pill in a nightclub. - In the fallout from the disappearance of the Phonak team at the end of this season, sprinter Aurelien Clerc has found himself a spot with the Bouygues Telecom squad for 2007. The French team will be the Swiss rider's fourth squad since turning pro in 2001 with Post Swiss, followed by three years at Quick Step before joining Phonak in 2005.
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