- Associated Press - Friday, April 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) - Dave Brailsford, the man who masterminded Britain’s medal haul at the Beijing and London Olympics, has stepped down from his role as performance director of British Cycling.

Brailsford will now focus on his activities at Team Sky, which he led to victory at the Tour de France through Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Chris Froome in 2013.

Brailsford says “this is a big step but it is the right decision for the team and for me. Since London 2012, we have worked hard on succession planning and that has meant we’ve got to a point where I can move on, knowing the team will go from strength to strength.”

The 50-year-old Brailsford presided over British cycling’s most successful era, with 19 gold medals captured across four Olympic campaigns.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide