Brailsford Determined to Build on Cycling Success of London 2012 Olympics

Dave Brailsford says he is determined to build on the cycling success witnessed at the London 2012 Olympic games despite being poised to stand down from his position of British Cycling Performance Director. 

Brailsford said that he intends to sit dow with British Cycling chief Ian Drake in order to plan how to develop the organisation and to continue to success that was seen by millions at this year’s Olympic Games in London.

Dave Brailsford says he is determined to build on the cycling success witnessed at the London 2012 Olympic games despite being poised to stand down from his position of British Cycling Performance Director. 

Brailsford said that he intends to sit dow with British Cycling chief Ian Drake in order to plan how to develop the organisation and to continue to success that was seen by millions at this year’s Olympic Games in London.

“We’ve set ourselves a platform now to push on and build on,” Brailsford told press.

“This could be the start of something, rather than the end of something.”

The director is still likely to be a key feature in British Cycling but anticipates that large-scale structural changes will need to take place due to the increased size and success of the riders. 

“It’s a well-established business, cycling, and there are people who work on a day-to-day basis with riders who do an amazing job and will continue to do an amazing job.

“It’s not the same as a start-up project. It’s a mature model. The key thing is you keep challenging and developing it,” he said. 

Brailsford has already been approached by a number of leading cycling organisation who are keen to introduce his enthusiasm and passion for the sport. 

“I’m always interested to look at things; I like new ideas and bold ideas,” he added.