Bradley Wiggins: Brailsford has been under pressure for a while

"I don't think all was well at the velodrome, there was a lot of sort of sniping and things."

Bradley Wiggins, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Bradley Wiggins said today that out-going performance director, David Brailsford took the British team from nothing to "the best and most feared" track outfit but that Shane Sutton, he added, can rise to the occasion.

"He's done four Olympic cycles since he's been in charge," Wiggins said ahead of Paris-Roubaix. "The legacy will be that he took us from pretty much a team that was paying for their own travel expenses, bikes and wheels in Atlanta, and not medalling, to the best and most feared track team in the world. He's been at the head of that, and that says it all."

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