Dave Brailsford to scale back British Cycling role?

Sir Dave Brailsford says that his dual role with British Cycling and Team Sky will be reviewed after the Track World Championships

Team Sky prinicpal and British Cycling performance director Sir Dave Brailsford has said that he may scale back his involvement with the national team as he is starting to feel over-stretched in his two roles.

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Currently, Brailsford has overall responsibility for Team Sky and the Great Britain cycling team, and has said that his workload has inevitably changed since Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome’s wins in the Tour de France. His role at British Cycling will be reviewed after the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Colombia at the end of February.

“I think it’s fair to say the size of the challenge at Team Sky has grown over the last few years,” Brailsford said in the Telegraph. “It was a big challenge in the first couple of years just to get it up and running from scratch. But the nature of the challenge has changed, winning the Tour twice has put us on the map globally.

“The thing I am concerned about is to make sure the British cycling team is in the best possible shape it could be heading in to Rio [Olympics, 2016] and that I feel that I’m contributing fully to make sure that happens. If I was occupying a space and for whatever reason I didn’t feel I was optimising what I could do then I would change my role so that someone could be maximising that particular part.”