End of an era: How Wiggins and Sky created history

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky have grown in tandem, experiencing tremendous highs and crushing lows. It wasn't just about the team's support for its star rider; it was also about its exceptionally high expectations

Bradley Wiggins on stage 3b of the 2015 3-Days of De Panne

(Image credit: Watson)

Bradley Wiggins once joked that when he first encountered Dave Brailsford, almost 17 years ago, Brailsford “was sweeping the corridors outside Peter Keen’s office.”

Wiggins was the junior world pursuit champion and Brailsford was the man employed by Keen, the performance director at British Cycling, to manage logistics and spreadsheets, to get bikes and make sure the numbers added up.

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