Nadav Kander

David Millar, b. 1977. Cyclist

About this artwork

Millar is a controversial figure in British cycling. A talented youngster, in 1996 he travelled to France to compete on the amateur circuit. His speed was quickly spotted and several teams offered him a professional contract. Selecting team Cofidis, Millar went on to shine in the Tour de France, donning the yellow jersey after winning the opening time trial in his first Tour. However, in 2004 he was suspended for two years following his admission that he had used the performance-enhancing drugs, EPO, cortisone and testosterone. In 2006 Millar made his comeback and has gone on to regain form, winning the British Road and Time Trial Championship in 2007. This imposing portrait of Millar is dark and intriguing, much like Millar’s story of his fall from grace and subsequent re-emergence.

Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander