Is Team Sky heading for a fall?

Richard Moore 9 Nov 2018 Team Sky was founded on being cleaner than clean. But after a series of scandals and questions over ethics, is the dream fading away? This feature originally appeared in Issue 75 of Cyclist magazine At the start of the 2013 season, as Team Sky basked in the afterglow of Bradley Wiggins’ first British Tour de France victory, Dave Brailsford welcomed the media to the Vanity Golf Hotel in Alcudia, Mallorca. Then he announced a bold ambition: ‘We want to be the most admired team in the world.’ He wasn’t talking about cycling – he was talking about sport. Winning the Tour had been the team’s founding ambition, their Everest. On reaching the summit the question for Brailsford became, what next? They settled not on more wins, but on something more audacious yet less tangible. ‘We wanted to be as ambitious as we could be,’ Brailsford ...

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