DAVID Millar will have a chance to go for Olympic gold after being controversially named in Team GB’s road cycling team.

Millar, who is an honorary member of High Wycombe Cycling Club, was banned for two years in 2004 for admitting using a performance-enhancing drug.

However, like sprinter Dwain Chambers, the 35-year-old cyclist has benefited from a court ruling in April which found against the British Olympic Association’s lifetime ban on drug cheats.

When the BOA ban was over-ruled in May, High Wycombe Cycling Club president Gordon Wright said he thought it should have stood, but only if the same rules applied to drug cheats from all over the world.

On that basis, he disagreed with banning British athletes previously found guilty while athletes from elsewhere in the world were allowed to compete in the Olympics after serving the ban.

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford said: “The final selection for the men’s road race was a tough choice as we had a really strong squad of riders to pick from.

“We have selected the five riders who we believe are on the best form and will give us the fastest team for the race.”