Sir Dave Brailsford has Welsh cycle route named in his honour

New road cycle route in Snowdonia is based on the roads that Team Sky prinicipal Sir Dave Brailsford rode in his youth

Dave Brailsford
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Sir Dave Brailsford will be honoured in Snowdonia in June when a new cycle way will be officially named after him.

The 'Brailsford Way' route is based on the roads in Gwynedd that the Sky team principal and former British Cycling performance director used to ride on in his youth.

Having been born in Derbyshire, Brailsford moved to Wales as a child and spent some time in Deiniolen, near Caernarfon. He rode on a French team as an amateur, but has since enjoyed  success as the man in charge of the British national team and subsequently WorldTour outfit Team Sky.

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The route will be unveiled, with Brailsford in attendance, at the Snowdonia Etape Eryri event on Sunday, June 12. The event rides along the Brailsford Way route, which starts and finishes in Caernarfon.

Two years ago, Brailsford was honoured by Bangor University in North Wales after it named its rejuvenated sports centre after him.

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Brailsford also appeared in popular Welsh language soap opera Pobol y Cwm in January, making a cameo appearance to open the show's fictional new sports shop.

Brailsford was knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling after the success of the Great Britain cycling team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Nigel Wynn
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