Dave Brailsford commits to Rio 2016 Olympic cycling team

Dave Brailsford, who masterminded the success behind the British Cycling team’s performances at the Beijing and London Olympic games, has confirmed he will continue on to Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Brailsford who currently has two roles – British Cycling performance director and Team Sky principal – hinted that he might step down after London to concentrate on the road team with Bradley Wiggins, but the latest announcement confirms his commitment to the Team GB cycling team.

Dave Brailsford, who masterminded the success behind the British Cycling team’s performances at the Beijing and London Olympic games, has confirmed he will continue on to Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Brailsford who currently has two roles – British Cycling performance director and Team Sky principal – hinted that he might step down after London to concentrate on the road team with Bradley Wiggins, but the latest announcement confirms his commitment to the Team GB cycling team.

He has also thought to have ignored offers from the worlds and sports and business to continue with his role in the team, which he has now done for four years.

The director said he now wants to ensure that when he does leave, he does so in seamless manner that kick-starts a new era of cycling for the UK.

“I’m not sure that I was ever going to let go and walk away completely. 

“In my mind I like to think that there was a safety valve where you can just go ’Okay, let’s look at where we are going’.

“We might structure it slightly differently, we might think about longer-term succession planning.

“I’d like to think we’re building something which is sustainable; coming up to Rio if I just disappeared off sideways nobody would really notice and it would just carry on.

Brailsford added that he will only give up his post if his motivation drops. 

“If I wake up and I’m not motivated, I’m not excited by it, I will step aside, because somebody else should be doing it,”