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Pat McQuaid praises David Millar

Updated: July 26, 2012, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Olympic cyclist David Millar, who served a two-year doping ban, was praised by the sport's top official on Thursday as a model for riders who face doping allegations.

International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid acknowledged it was "very annoying and very frustrating" when riders made excuses after being caught.

"It's obviously better and takes more character if a rider can come out and say that he made a mistake," McQuaid told The Associated Press in an interview. "Then ...

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