Brailsford to lead Britain at Worlds

Sir Dave Brailsford will lead the Great Britain cycling team at the UCI Road World Championships, just five months after

quitting as performance chief.

Brailsford, 50, who has continued to support British Cycling in an advisory role, returns to allow technical chief Shane Sutton to focus of the riders in the

British Track Championships. 

“It made sense to ask Sir Dave to attend the championships,” said Sutton.

“Road cycling is his focus and full-time role.”

Brailsford left his position as performance director of British Cycling in April to concentrate on running Team Sky.

He led Great Britain to eight gold medals at both the Beijing and London Olympics and transformed the sport during his 10-year reign.

Sutton was promoted from head coach to the new position of technical director responsible for rider performance ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Since taking charge of Team Sky in 2009, Brailsford has helped Sir Bradley Wiggins become the

first British winner of the Tour de France,

in 2012, and repeated the feat with

Chris Froome last year.

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