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Saturday, 1 July, 2000, 21:31 GMT 22:31 UK
Brotherton's Tour moment
David Millar, yellow jersey
Millar takes the applause on the best day of his career
Throughout the Tour de France Radio 5 Live's Simon Brotherton will be reporting from the race on the highlight of the day.

His first BBC Sport Online Tour moment is the point at which Britain's David Millar realised he had won the yellow jersey.

Every cyclist's dream is to wear the yellow jersey of the Tour de France, and David Millar is no exception.

To do it at the age of 23 in his first stage, on his first Tour, is a remarkable achievement.

Britain has only had three yellow jersey-holders before this year and Millar joins a select band of Chris Boardman, Sean Yates and Tom Simpson.

The nature of time trialling means that someone who goes out early and sets a good time has to wait for the top men to try to beat their time.

In this event that meant the best of world cycling, including defending Tour champion Lance Armstrong - the last man to start.
David Millar
The bewildered look from the shock yellow jersey

The look on Millar's face when Armstrong crossed the line was amazing.

His mother was there as Armstrong came over the line just two seconds down on the young Briton.

He looked truly humbled by the whole experience.

The mid-evening sun then came out as he pulled the golden fleece over his shoulders.

For good measure the Scot also has the green points jersey, and the white jesrey as best young rider in his possession.

No wonder he looked slightly bewildered.

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