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Category: Dave Brailsford

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Miguel Ángel López wins queen stage as Primoz Roglic extends his GC lead

Astana rider wins stage by 15sec from Primoz RoglicPogacar is third and loses 15sec on Tour de France leaderMiguel Angel López won stage 17 of the Tour de France at the summit of the Col de la Loze as Primoz Roglic moved further ahead of Tadej Pogacar …

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Brailsford ‘back to drawing board’ with Ineos as Roglic maintains Tour lead

Brailsford rejects suggestions he gambled with Tour selectionGermany’s Lennard Kämna won stage 16 as Roglic kept leadDave Brailsford has rejected suggestions that he gambled with his Tour de France selection by discarding Geraint Thomas and Chris Froom…

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Dave Brailsford expects positive coronavirus tests at Tour de France

Results will be revealed on morning of 10th stage‘I wouldn’t expect our team to have any’Dave Brailsford expects there will be positive Covid-19 tests announced at this year’s Tour de France, after all team staff and riders underwent coronavirus testin…

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Dave Brailsford says he and Chris Froome get on great despite omission

Ineos Grenadiers chief left Froome out of Tour de France squadBrailsford: ‘We have a great working relationship’Sir Dave Brailsford has described his relationship with Chris Froome as “great”, despite his decision to omit the four-time Tour de France w…

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Three’s a crowd: no room for Chris Froome as Team Ineos seek mission clarity | William Fotheringham

Dave Brailsford’s team had too many leaders for his liking so he has swept sentiment aside, as he did with Bradley WigginsTo understand how it is that six weeks before Chris Froome might have been starting out on his quest for a fifth Tour de France he…

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Three’s a crowd: no room for Chris Froome as Team Ineos seek mission clarity | William Fotheringham

Dave Brailsford’s team had too many leaders for his liking so he has swept sentiment aside, as he did with Bradley WigginsTo understand how it is that six weeks before Chris Froome might have been starting out on his quest for a fifth Tour de France he…

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Team Ineos will pull out of Tour if it is not safe, warns Dave Brailsford

Brailsford taking no chances over coronavirus precautions Grand Départ of rescheduled Tour scheduled fro 29 August Dave Brailsford has said he would pull his Team Ineos squad out of the rescheduled 2020 Tour de France if he felt that the race’s precaut…

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Dave Brailsford waits on prognosis after prostate cancer surgery

• Team Ineos chief to learn on Saturday if surgery was successful• ‘I can put up with a lot but in hospital I was overwhelmed’Dave Brailsford has revealed he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. The 55-year-old Team Ineos principal, who led Brita…

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‘Houdini’ Dave Brailsford shows durability in the face of scepticism

The Ineos team principal has ploughed on through a storm of criticism to toast a seventh Tour de France win in eight yearsOn a corner of the Place de la Concorde on Sunday night, Michal Kwiatkowski dropped his bike, sat down on the cobblestones and tuc…

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Egan Bernal rides into history and puts Colombian cycling on the map

Geraint Thomas says his teammate could be ‘one of the greatest ever’ and Dave Brailsford calls him ‘the new Chris Froome’Egan Bernal’s first bicycle was yellow, a prescient choice given he has become the first Colombian, and one of the youngest riders …

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‘Viva Colombia!’: Brailsford praises Egan Bernal after Tour de France win – video

Team Ineos general manager Dave Brailsford chose a very specific shade of yellow to celebrate his team’s latest Tour de France victory as he sported a Colombia football shirt in honour of Egan Bernal’s win. Brailsford has become accustomed to toas…

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Egan Bernal’s Tour de France win is first of many, says Geraint Thomas

• Colombian is third-youngest winner of the Tour• ‘He has the best team around him and many great years ahead’Egan Bernal rode on to the Champs Élysées to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France with his teammate and defending champion, Ge…

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Geraint Thomas insists he is ready for strong finish in Tour de France

• Welshman admits he was not feeling 100% over weekend• ‘Bring it on,’ Thomas says of Alps battle with Thibaut PinotGeraint Thomas is confident he is over the blip which left him distanced by key rivals in the Pyrenean stages of the Tour de France over…

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Tour de France diary: Geraint Thomas struggles and seduction in Brioude

Our correspondent witnesses Rohan Dennis’s shambolic exit and watches in horror as his own dirty laundry is aired in publicWe wake early on the banks of the Rhone watching huge barges slide south, before driving on wild roads across the plateau of the …

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Dave Brailsford keen to ‘twist knife’ into Team Ineos’s Tour rivals

• British team have Thomas and Bernal in second and third• Groupama–FDJ principal says Thibaut Pinot can recoverDave Brailsford’s rest-day habit of provoking the French resurfaced again as the Tour de France took a 24-hour pause in Albi, a day after th…

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Dave Brailsford buries hatchet with UCI chief Lappartient after Froome rift

• Team Ineos chief says co-leaders Thomas and Bernal relate well• Yates’ twins Mitchelton-Scott team target yellow jerseyDave Brailsford has ended his feud with David Lappartient, the president of world cycling’s governing body, after the pair met for …

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Dave Brailsford believes Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling

• Team Ineos principal says cyclist unlikely to retire after crash• Brailsford wants sport to introduce better safety proceduresTeam Ineos principal Dave Brailsford is convinced Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling after his life-thre…

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Dave Brailsford defends Ineos backers with protests due at Tour de Yorkshire

• Team Ineos principal: ‘I’m very comfortable with the situation’• Environmental protesters are expected to line the routeSir Dave Brailsford defended the new owners of his cycling team as Team Sky formally became Team Ineos on Wednesday. The new-look …

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New sponsor must match Sky’s budget or team will not win, says Vaughters

• ‘Brailsford doesn’t know how to run a team on lower budget’• American says Sky’s decision to end backing can boost cyclingJonathan Vaughters, the general manager of Team Sky’s world tour rivals, EF Education First-Drapac, believes Sir Dave Brailsford…

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What now for Team Sky? Vultures will already be circling their top riders

Sir Dave Brailsford has six months to find a backer but cycling’s top team need big bucks and China may be the answerAs Team Sky’s sponsorship enters its final season after nine years at the peak of professional cycling one thing is certain: unless Sir…