- Dave Brailsford
Personal information Full name David Brailsford Born 29 February 1964
Derby, England, United Kingdom
Team information Discipline Road and Track Role Rider
BC Programme Director
BC Performance Director
Team Sky General Manager
Infobox last updated on
19 August 2008
Brailsford competed in France for four years as a professional cyclist before returning to the UK at 23 to study for a degree in sports science and psychology before an MBA in Sheffield Business School.
He has been involved with cycling throughout his career, he was first employed by British Cycling as an advisor when Lottery funding began. He became programme director before becoming performance director.
In 2010, Brailsford also became the manager of the new British based professional team, Team Sky.
His contribution to cycling was acknowledged in being appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
British cycling's 14 medals, including eight golds, at the 2008 Olympics won him the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award on 14 December 2008. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours.
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- ^ "Geraint Thomas yn gwneud argraff wrth ymarfer ar gyfer y Gemau Olympaidd". BBC Cymru. August 2008. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/cymru/chwaraeon/media/geraint_thomas?size=16x9&bbram=1&nbram=1&bbwm=1&nbwm=1&bgc=000000&lang=cy.
- ^ "Penisarwaun mum's pride as Brailsford wins Sports Personality of the Year award". Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald. 18 December 2008. http://www.caernarfonherald.co.uk/caernarfon-county-news/where-i-live/dyffryn-peris-news/2008/12/18/penisarwaun-mum-s-pride-as-brailsford-wins-sports-personality-of-the-year-award-88817-22499325/.
- ^ We’ve been funded to win Olympic medals, not finish fourth The Times, 26 March 2007
- ^ a b MBE For Dave Brailsford British Cycling 15 June 2005
- ^ William Fotheringham (26 February 2009). "Sky to sponsor British Tour de France team". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/26/cycling-tour-de-france-mark-cavendish.
- ^ "Sports Personality 2008: Cycling". BBC. 14 December 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sports_personality_of_the_year/7771920.stm. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- ^ London Gazette: . 31 December 2008.
- ^ Richard Moore (31 December 2008). "New Year honours list: arise Sir Chris ... and there's a medal for your mum as well". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/31/new-year-honours-chris-hoy. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
Riders on Team Sky
Davide Appollonio | Kurt Asle Arvesen | John-Lee Augustyn | Michael Barry | Edvald Boasson Hagen | Kjell Carlström | Dario Cioni | Steve Cummings | Russell Downing | Alex Dowsett | Juan Antonio Flecha | Chris Froome | Simon Gerrans | Mathew Hayman | Greg Henderson | Jeremy Hunt | Peter Kennaugh | Christian Knees | Thomas Lövkvist | Lars Petter Nordhaug | Serge Pauwels | Morris Possoni | Michael Rogers | Ian Stannard | Chris Sutton | Ben Swift | Geraint Thomas | Rigoberto Urán | Bradley Wiggins | Xabier Zandio | Manager: Dave Brailsford
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