Brailsford in 'horrible place' after Wiggins exclusion

Dave Brailsford before stage two of the 2014 Paris-Nice

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The normally cool and collected Sir Dave Brailsford said that he is in a 'horrible place' following the exclusion of Sir Bradley Wiggins from the Sky's Tour de France team.

"From an emotional point of view, it was horrible. It's a horrible, horrible, horrible place to find myself in," Sky's team boss told BBC Sport. "I'm not going to lie, contrary to popular opinion I have got some emotions."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.