McQuaid: Brailsford is forgetting the Jiffy bag and should be humble

Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford speaks to the press ahead of the Tour de France

Two former UCI presidents have commented on the latest war of words between current president David Lappartient and Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford, with former UCI head Pat McQuaid calling for Chris Froome’s boss to be ‘a little more humble’. Brian Cookson, who took over from McQuaid and ran the UCI until last September, has called for all parties to ‘calm down’ with fears that the provocative language could lead to incidents on the road against riders. On Sunday, Brailsford stepped off the Team Sky bus to launch a scathing attack of Lappartient and the way in which he and the UCI handled the Chris Froome salbutamol case. "I think he's still got the local French mayor kind of mentality maybe," Brailsford told reporters. McQuaid, who made no secret of his support for Lappartient during the Frenchman’s election campaign last year, came to the defense of the Frenchman and reminded Brailsford ...

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