Chris Boardman: British Cycling team needs a full-time boss

After a disappointing performance at the Track World Championships, Chris Boardman suggests that Dave Brailsford should concentrate on Sky or British squad rather than both

Shane Sutton and Dave Brailsford Team GB

Chris Boardman has said the British Cycling team needs a full-time boss after they returned one of their most disappointing Track World Championship performances since lottery funding started in 1998.

Since the inception of Team Sky in 2009, current BC performance director Dave Brailsford has split his time between Teams GB and Sky, but has increasingly spent more time with the pro team. Brailsford himself said he would review his role after the track championships.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.