'I would like at some point to maybe learn to take time out and enjoy the colour of life': Dave Brailsford reflects on the personal cost of success

Following cancer scare and heart surgery, the Ineos director of sport has reflected on the sacrifices he's made to win

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Asked if he could ‘turn back the clock on any day this year, and do it differently’, Sir Dave Brailsford says he simply wants to go driving with his daughter. 

“I wouldn't go back and change it, I'd just go back and relive it... I'd like to go and spend that whole day again,” the Ineos sports director and team principal muses upon November 29, 2021 - shortly after his daughter Millie’s 17th birthday.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.