Added to the commencement of the highest honored cycling event in their country, the English cycling enthusiasts have another reason to be delighted of late. Sir Brailsford has recently hailed Britain as top cycling nation of the world citing instances of record performances by English riders.
The Sky boss stressed on record gold medal feats at the Olympic by the British riders over the past 6 years as one of the major reasons – behind his declaration of Britain as #1 cycling at present.
“By anyone’s assessment, I shall say that we’re the numero uno cycling country of the world”, stated Sir Brailsford “We have dominated 2 Olympic Games & we have won Tour France twice consecutively”. Sir Bradley Wiggins was the Tour France champion in 2012 & the legacy was carried on by his fellow Sky-mate Chris Froome in 2013.
“It has been a truly incredible journey & the 2014 Tour feels like the pinnacle of tremendous hard work put up by us over the last decade. But we would have to go on with the hard work & strive forward. It’s just the first step & there are some ten to fifteen more steps ahead.”
Brailsford, however, is worried about Wiggins’ absence at Tour France this time. He admitted that it was really tough for him to leave out the 2012 Tour France champion from the Tour France 2014 squad. “It gave me sleepless nights”, stressed Brailsford to the downhill mountain bike holidays magazine.
“It was something terribly horrible & contrary to the popular opinion, I have got emotions- it was quite a difficult decision. But if you look logically you will be able to make out what it is needed to win.
After ending his eleven-year tenure in the position of performance director of British Cycling, Sir Brailsford is solely concentrated on Sky & is eager to beget another Tour France victory this year as well.