Dave Brailsford: 'People are entitled to their opinions, but I didn’t gamble with Tour de France selection'

The Ineos boss wasn't forthcoming in explaining what exactly has gone wrong for his squad, but promises to go 'back to the drawing board' in order to beat Jumbo-Visma next year

Pavel Sivakov and Dave Brailsford at the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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In a year where reality has been turned on its head, it makes sense that Ineos' dominance at the Tour de France would also come to an end.

Since their first win with Bradley Wiggins in 2012, a Sky/Ineos team leader has never arrived in Paris without the yellow jersey on his shoulders. Apart from this year.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.