Yet another top rider has decided to ride the Shropshire Star Newport Nocturne
on September 1. David Millar of the Saunier Duval team is interupting his continental
programme in order to ride the famous Shropshire event.
This means that all four British riders from this years Tour de France will
be taking part in the floodlit event. Promoter Nick Jeggo said "It’s been
a fantastic year for British cycling with the Tour de France starting in London
and more Brits than for many years taking part in it. Cycling in the UK is going
from strength to strength so it’s fantastic for bike fans that we have the top
British pros coming to Newport."
Millar will take part in the "Battle for Beijing" a one lap time trial
against the other Tour riders, plus Simon Holt, Newport’s local cycling star
and Rob Hayles an Olympic medallist and World Champion who is sponsored by local
firm, Parker International. It is also likely that Millar, together with the
other continentals, will line up for the main Pro/Elite circuit race.
Britain’s only floodlit cycle race, the Shropshire Star Newport Nocturne takes
place at 6.45pm on Saturday 1st September see www.bikerace.co.uk