British Cycling Guru Dave Brailsford Urges Scottish ‘No’ Vote

LONDON, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - Dave Brailsford, the man behind British cycling success at recent Olympic Games, has urged Scotland to vote against independence in Thursday's referendum poll. Brailsford guided the British team to eight gold medals at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics, which included victories for Scottish cycling star Chris Hoy. The former British … [Read more...]

British Boss Dave Brailsford Quits To Focus On Team Sky

LONDON, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Dave Brailsford, the man behind British Cycling's Olympic success, is leaving the national set-up to concentrate solely on his role as principal of the Sky team, it was announced Friday. As performance director of British Cycling he oversaw eight gold medals at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. The 50-year-old Welshman was also … [Read more...]

Team Sky Offer To Release Chris Froome Data To WADA

by Andy Scott GAP, France, July 18, 2013 - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford on Thursday confirmed he had written to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to offer them details of Chris Froome's performances in a bid to end the climate of suspicion surrounding the Tour de France leader. Froome's string of stunning performances on this year's Tour, from his mountaintop wins at … [Read more...]

Sky Defiant As Alberto Contador Sniffs Yellow Jersey Scent

by Justin Davis SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France, July 12, 2013 (AFP) - Sky chief Dave Brailsford remained defiant Friday as Chris Froome's grip on the Tour de France yellow jersey was loosened in dramatic fashion by Spanish rival Alberto Contador. Held over flat 173 kilometers between Tours and Saint-Amand-Montrond, stage 13 held no apparent difficulties and was expected to be … [Read more...]

Sky Boss Brailsford Says Chris Froome Is Tour de France Leader

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LONDON, May 06, 2013 - Chris Froome is set to lead Team Sky's bid to win this year's Tour de France, principal Dave Brailsford said Monday. Ever since Froome played a key role last year in helping team-mate Bradley Wiggins become the first Briton to win cycling's most prestigious road race there has been intense speculation as to which one of the riders would be in the 'number one' … [Read more...]

Dave Brailsford Lashes Out Over Team Sky Doping Innuendo

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London, March 13, 2013 (PA/AFP) - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford has hit out over insinuations that his team's stunning successes in recent years have been built on immoral foundations. Sky's Bradley Wiggins vehemently defended himself against doping allegations during his victory in last year's Tour de France. Brailsford, meanwhile, has admitted to having made mistakes, … [Read more...]

GB Cycling Boss Brailsford Eyes Rio In 2016

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GLASGOW, Nov 19, 2012 (AFP) - Dave Brailsford, the man behind the British cycling's team run of gold medal success at the Beijing and London Olympics, has vowed to continue in his post until the 2016 Games in Rio. As well as being British Cycling's performance director, the 48-year-old Brailsford is also the principal of Team Sky, in which capacity he oversaw Bradley Wiggins becoming the … [Read more...]

Julich Resigns Position At Team Sky After Admitting Doping

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LONDON, Oct 25, 2012 - Team Sky race coach Bobby Julich was forced to resign on Thursday after admitting he had taken a banned substance during his riding career, the British cycling outfit confirmed. In the aftermath of the Lance Armstrong scandal, Sky, the team of reigning Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins, confirmed their zero-tolerance approach to drugs and asked all … [Read more...]

British Medal Hopes Right On Track Says Brailsford

by Justin Davis LONDON, Feb 21, 2012 (AFP) - British track bosses believe they can still lead the way at London 2012 despite new rules and the steady comeback of rivals who are determined not to suffer another Olympic nightmare. Britain's track success in Beijing four years ago when they won seven of the 10 golds left their rivals' dreams in tatters. However changes to the … [Read more...]

British Track Boss “Miffed” Over Olympic Test Event

LONDON, Nov 5, 2011 (AFP) - Britain's Olympic medal hopes in track cycling could be compromised next year by the staging of a World Cup test event at the London velodrome, fears British track team boss Dave Brailsford. Britain won seven of the 10 gold medals on offer at the Olympic velodrome in Beijing three years ago, when Welshwoman Nicole Cooke added an eighth to the pile from the … [Read more...]