Team Sky 2010 launch

Some of the big questions surrounding Team Sky are: Who owns the team? Who holds the ProTour licence? And what part does British Cycling play? After all, British Cycling is a members organisation and the elite racing programmes are funded by public money, while Sky is a media corporation. It is a relationship that could throw up potential conflicts of interest. Cycling Weekly put these questions to Dave Brailsford and he explained how every eventuality has been planned for.

With British Cycling and Team Sky sharing office space as well as coaching, back-up and administrative staff, there are bound to be overlaps, competing pulls on time and resources and possible conflicts of interest.

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