Tour de France Champion Froome Finally Backs Brailsford

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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

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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

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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...]

Wiggins Must Resolve Steroid Use Controversy Says Froome

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London, Dec 3, 2016 (AFP) - Five-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins has to clear up the question marks remaining over why he was granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for a steroid, his former team-mate Chris Froome says. Wiggins, 36, had his medical records leaked by presumed Russian hackers The Fancy Bears earlier this year. They revealed he'd been granted the TUEs to … [Read more...]

Team Sky Announces Partnership With Castelli Clothing

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Team Sky are delighted to announce a new performance kit partnership with Castelli. The team will be the only WorldTour outfit wearing Castelli clothing and will race and train in the brand's kit from January 2017. Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We’re really excited to be able to announce this partnership between Team Sky and Castelli. “Castelli will be more than a kit … [Read more...]

British MPs To Question Brailsford Over Sky Doping

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London, Nov 9, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford will appear before British politicians as part of an inquiry into anti-doping practices in cycling, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Culture, Media and Sport select committee is looking into how British cycling has handled anti-doping issues and the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs). Brailsford is likely to be asked … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Under Intense Pressure In Drug Probe

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London, Oct 7, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins is facing fresh questions about his medical history after Britain's Daily Mail reported he was at the center of an inquiry by United Kingdom Anti-Doping. The Mail said UKAD wanted to question him and his Team Sky bosses over a medical package delivered to the British outfit ahead of the 2011 Tour de France. A UKAD statement issued late … [Read more...]

Thibaut Pinot Impressed By Chris Froome’s Team Sky ‘Armada’

Le Lioran, France, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - French hope Thibaut Pinot said the teams of Tour de France favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana put on a show of force on Wednesday. Quintana's Movistar stripped eight minutes off the day's breakaway in barely 20km before Froome's Sky took up pace-setting for the final part of the stage. The injection of pace over two tough second category … [Read more...]

Froome Has Powerful Team For Tour de France Defense

London, June 22, 2016 (AFP) - Defending champion Chris Froome will make his challenge for a third Tour de France title in four years with the support of a strong, climb minded Team Sky line-up. Froome will be joined on the starting line at Mont St-Michel on July 2 by British riders Luke Rowe, Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard, Team Sky confirmed on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Froome won … [Read more...]

Wout Poels Claims His First Monument Race For Team Sky

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Ans, Belgium, April 24, 2016 (AFP) - Wout Poels handed Team Sky their first ever Monument success by winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday. While Sky had established themselves as perhaps the dominant Grand Tour outfit since their creation in 2010, winning the Tour de France three times in four years with Bradley Wiggins … [Read more...]