Tour de France Champion Froome Finally Backs Brailsford

By Julian GUYER London, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome finally rallied to the defence of under-fire Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford on Monday. Brailsford, the man behind Great Britain's rise as an Olympic cycling superpower, has been under intense scrutiny but has insisted he will not resign from his Sky post despite being engulfed in rows over … [Read more...]

Sky Boss Brailsford Won’t Quit As Report Damns British Cycling

By Julian GUYER London, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Beleaguered Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford, the man behind Britain's rise as a cycling power, insisted Friday he would not resign despite doping and sexism rows engulfing the sport. Brailsford was labelled "untouchable" in a leaked review of British Cycling and its handling of sexism allegations against a top coach. The federation … [Read more...]

Wiggins Mystery Delivery Contained Decongestant Says Brailsford

London, Dec 19, 2016 (AFP) - A mysterious package delivered to Bradley Wiggins's doctor during the 2011 Dauphine Libere contained the decongestant Fluimucil, Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said on Monday. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is probing alleged wrongdoing at Team Sky and British Cycling, who share headquarters, and the package, delivered by British Cycling coach Simon Cope, forms part of its … [Read more...]

Team Sky To Withdraw Sergio Henao Over Altitude Concerns

Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, April 20, 2016 - Sky have withdrawn Sergio Henao for a three months precautionary period after internal tests, but the British cycling team insisted Wednesday the Colombian rider had not failed a drug test. Henao, second in the recent Tour of the Basque Country, was one of the favorites to win Wednesday's Fleche Wallone, a race in which he came second in … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Extends Contract With Team Sky Until 2018

Team Sky set out its ambitions for 2016 as it announced that team leader Chris Froome would be extending his contract to the end of 2018. Speaking at the Team's Training Camp in Mallorca Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal said: “Last year we set out our 2020 Vision. At its heart lies the goal to become indisputably and consistently the greatest cycling team in the world - and to be … [Read more...]

Tour de France Harder For Froome Than Rivals Says Brailsford

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, Oct 21, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome will always find it harder to win the Tour de France than his rivals because of the doping suspicions that follow him, his Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford believes. Speaking after the 2016 Tour route announcement in Paris on Tuesday, Brailsford said the negative publicity his … [Read more...]

British Cycling Team Aiming For 2010 Tour Debut

by Julian Guyer LONDON, June 27, 2008 (AFP) - The man behind the British cycling squad hotly tipped for multiple medal success at the Beijing Olympics has said he wants to enter a British team into the 2010 Tour de France, with the aim of giving the UK its first winner of the sport's most famous race "four or five years" later. Team manager Dave Brailsford said he wanted to create … [Read more...]