Dave Brailsford

Commentary: Team Sky has a history of credibility issues, with Dave Brailsford at centre stage

July 3 2015, Utrecht. It’s the Team Sky media presentation prior to the Tour de France. Chris Froome is the hot favourite, having won two stages plus the overall in the Critérium du Dauphiné, and has worked hard to be in the form necessary to win the race. Despite his presence, though, it is Dave …

Brailsford and other witnesses may be called to give further evidence in Sky package inquiry

Dave Brailsford, Shane Sutton and two senior British Cycling officials may have already given evidence this week to British parliament, but it has emerged that they or other witnesses may be required to appear again at a later date. According to various British media sources including the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, questions have arisen …

Brailsford finally discloses nature of 2011 Sky mystery package for Wiggins, yet questions linger

Ten and a half weeks after it emerged that a British Cycling employee brought a package to Team Sky’s doctor at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, Team Principal Dave Brailsford has finally confirmed the nature of the substance concerned. Speaking at a Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing, Brailsford told those questioning him that …

Abu Dhabi Tour organisers insist that Wiggins’ withdrawal from race is unexpected

Following media reports that Bradley Wiggins will now not ride next week’s Abu Dhabi Tour, the event that was scheduled to be his final ever road race, the organisers have issued a press release to clarify their position. The statement, which hints at frustration on their part, comes after several British media publications said that …

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UKAD investigation into Wiggins can’t compel doctor to reveal nature of medical package

A UK Anti Doping investigation into a medical package delivered to Bradley Wiggins in June 2011 may struggle to uncover details about what the package contained, with UKAD lacking the powers to compel the doctor to speak. British newspaper The Times has confirmed that there is no obligation on the doctor concerned, former Team Sky …

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Brailsford breaks silence, says Wiggins TUE was not abuse, but for ‘medical need’

Following a prolonged period of silence regarding the revelation that Bradley Wiggins had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the corticosteroid triamcinolone before Grand Tours in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford stood by the team’s decision to request the UCI to allow it, saying the corticosteroid was not abused, but rather …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Coquard takes the sprint in Four Days of Dunkerque opener; Bauhaus sprints to Tour d’Azerbaïdjan stage one win; Six breakthrough riders to watch at the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Sir Dave Brailsford pledges to ‘share everything’ in British Cycling review; Video: Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu fastest woman in Africa; Team victory rankings; …

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Henao withdrawn from competition by Team Sky while UCI’s Cycling Anti Doping Foundation studies blood values

Team Sky climber Sergio Henao has been sidelined by his team after the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) notified the rider about blood values tracked over a four year period. Team Sky announced the news on its website on Wednesday, saying that the Colombian would be sidelined while it worked with him to prove his innocence. …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Katie Hall wins stage 5 of the Tour Femenino de San Luis; Brailsford – Chris Froome-style power data should be open to all; Tony Martin’s coach says German should be ‘absolutely faster’ this year in flat time trials; Alaphilippe slowly on the mend from mononucleosis; …

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Opinion: Why Chris Froome’s data release is warranted, overdue and potentially a big step forward

Later this week Chris Froome will release a range of data which he believes answers the calls for transparency and which he hopes will end doubts about his performances. He’s going further than other Tour de France winners, but will it be enough? Details are scarce at this point in time, but during the Tour …

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