Millar claims Belgian title after triumph in time-trial

DAVID Millar has claimed overall victory in the Three Days of De Panne race in Belgium.

The Team Garmin-Transitions rider was well positioned entering the final day and secured his place atop the general classification standings by triumphing in yesterday afternoon's time-trial.

The 33-year-old Scot's team-mate Tyler Farrar won yesterday's opening stage and Millar overturned a 12-second deficit on the 14.75-kilometres time-trial to win by 35 seconds overall from Ukraine's Andry Grivko (Astana).

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Meanwhile, in the week when it was confirmed that a British team would contest the Tour de France for the first time in nine years, British Cycling has been forced to launch a campaign to save road racing in the country.

Under increasing pressure from over-zealous policing and petty officialdom, the traditional road race is struggling with several high-profile events cancelled in recent seasons. Now BC have launched a "Keep Racing On The Roads" campaign to ensure there will be a next generation to follow the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.