The Sky Spring: How Team Sky lit up early-season races

After a year in the doldrums, Team Sky lit up the early season with some stunning results. Sir Dave Brailsford tells us how he turned his team into winners again

Geraint Thomas attacks in the 2015 E3 Harelbeke

(Image credit: Watson)

"We talked about a lot of things in the winter and what Dave [Brailsford] was fascinated by. What he kept asking, was: 'What is it that makes a bike rider hungry? What is it that really stimulates their desire to keep suffering and training?'"

Team Sky’s French directeur sportif Nicolas Portal was attempting to explain the origin of a process that several months later, contributed to the team’s run of early season and Classic results.

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