Brailsford: I'm constantly thinking, 'Am I the right person to support the team?'

Dave Brailsford refuses to answer questions at the pre-Giro d'Italia press conference

Nobody, it seems, can side-step a straight question quite like Dave Brailsford. Chris Froome 's presence at this Giro d'Italia despite his still unresolved salbutamol case has dominated the build-up, but at Team Sky 's pre-race press conference on Wednesday, Brailsford seemed to labour under the misapprehension that the assembled media would simply ask about race tactics and his impressions of Israel. Froome returned an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol during the final week of last year's Vuelta a España, the news of which was leaked in December. The Briton has opted to continue to race until a final verdict is reached, but he would fall foul of Sky's so-called 'zero-tolerance' policy if he were found guilty of an anti-doping offence. Brailsford declined to respond, however, when asked if the team would part company with Froome were he to be sanctioned for his elevated levels of salbutamol. Froome returned a ...

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