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David Millar vying for Olympic spot

MANCHESTER, England -- Former doping offender David Millar is in line for a spot on Great Britain's Olympic cycling team.

The British Olympic Association says Millar is one of eight riders in contention for five spots on the men's road cycling team for the London Games.

The 35-year-old Millar previously served a two-year ban for use of EPO. Under BOA rules, he had been banned from the Olympics for life but the bylaw was revoked last month after being rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Millar was picked Wednesday on the short list of riders for the road race. The final list will be chosen later.

Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were all selected to the British cycling team.