British Cycling looking for a new performance director ahead of 2020 Olympics

British Cycling has started the process of looking for a new performance director, a job held by Sir Dave Brailsford up to 2014

David Brailsford and Steve Peters, European Track Championships 2010, day two
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British Cycling has started the process of appointing a new performance director, the role that oversees the training of the Great Britain cycling team and one that was formerly held by Sir Dave Brailsford.

Brailsford left the role in April 2014 to focus on his job heading up Team Sky, and the position has since been vacant. The role is seen by British Cycling as key towards preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.