Five months after resigning from British Cycling performance director role, Dave Brailsford will take charge of Great Britain team at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships

Sir Dave Brailsford will act as manager for the Great Britain cycling team at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Spain at the end of September.

Brailsford resigned from his post as British Cycling’s performance director in April, but has now been appointed to look after the GB team in Ponferrada, Spain, whilst technical director Shane Sutton concentrates on the British national track championships, which is being run at the same time.

Brailsford decided to concentrate on his job as team principal at the Sky WorldTour squad in the spring after he being ‘over-stretched’ in his dual roles with Sky and the national team.

“It made sense for me to ask Sir Dave to attend the road world championships as obviously the road is his focus and full-time role,” said Sutton in a British Cycling statement. “The decision allows me to stay in Manchester with the track riders for the Nationals and to focus on the performances there which are increasingly important at this stage of the Olympic cycle.”

The 2014 UCI Road World Championships take place over September 21-18, with the British National Track Championships running from September 24-28.

The long-list of riders for the British team for the World Championships was announced on Thursday.