Team radios should be aired on TV, says Brailsford

Team Sky boss says that allowing TV audiences to hear communications between the teams and their riders would enhance the viewing experience and understanding of cycling

Dave Brailsford before stage two of the 2014 Paris-Nice (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Cycling should take a leaf out of Formula One's book and allow TV viewers to listen to radio messages between teams and riders, says Sir Dave Brailsford.

Brailsford told the BBC that he believes the move would help cycling fans to further understand the intricacies of the sport and the tactics that the team's employ mid-race.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).