David Millar is close to competing at the London 2012 Olympics after he was listed on the shortlist of riders for Team GB's road cycling squad.
The Scot was banned for two years in 2004 after he admitted taking the banned performance enhancer banned booster EPO.
He had previously stated he would not seek to overturn the British Olympic Association (BOA)'s lifetime ban, having booked a holiday to coincide with the Games.
Yet the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled against the stance, prompting BOA to lift its ban clearing Millar - as well as sprinter sprinter Dwain Chambers - to participate at the UK's first Olympics since 1948.
Millar, 34, is part of an eight man team which will be whittled down to five participants by British Cycling later in June.