Brailsford: You've got to prioritise

David Brailsford, Sky, Tour de France 2011 press conference

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford is confident that his team has got its Tour de France build-up just right. Wins for Bradley Wiggins in Paris-Nice, the Tour of Romandy and the Critérium du Dauphiné prompted some to say Sky's leader had peaked too early, but Brailsford has parallels to draw on that suggest there's more to come.

"The uncanny thing is it's so remarkably similar to the pre-Beijing track team," he said when Cycling Weekly caught up with him at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute last week. "Things gain momentum, you start winning and performances go up and up and up. In Majorca in 2007 I remember thinking, 'bloody hell, how do we sustain this?!' But we did."

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.