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He was formerly performance director of British Cycling and is currently general manager of Team Ineos.
Brailsford was born in Shardlow , Derbyshire , and moved as a toddler with his parents and siblings to Deiniolen , near Caernarfon in Wales :. He has described his years in France as a time of autodidacticism :. Brailsford spent some of his early career working as an export sales manager at Planet X Bikes.
At British Cycling, Brailsford was noted for his innovative concept of 'marginal gains':. Brailsford's approach involved the constant measuring and monitoring of key statistics such as cyclists' power output, and training interventions targeting specific weaknesses, for example the relative weakness of Bradley Wiggins in mountain racing.
Peaking in the mid- s at the height of Brailsford's reputation , 'marginal gains' philosophy was discussed beyond cycling in the UK mainstream media.
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Latterly, the philosophy has been criticised and ridiculed , including by Wiggins. At the Olympic Games Great Britain won two cycling gold medals, their best performance since Great Britain led the cycling medal table at the and Olympic Games, winning eight golds at both, while British cyclists won 59 World Championships across different disciplines from to In , Brailsford also became the manager of the new British-based professional team, Team Sky.
Team Sky became Team Ineos in May , due to a change of sponsor.
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Brailsford remained as team principal after the changeover. The report alleged in particular that the drug triamcinolone had been "used to prepare" Wiggins "and possibly other riders supporting him" for the Tour de France, "not to treat medical need, but to improve his power to weight ratio ahead of the race".
It concluded that Team Sky had crossed an " ethical line" by exploiting this loophole "to enhance the performance of riders". Following the publication of the report, Brailsford was defended by Chris Froome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Brailsford in Team Ineos. We were one of the few English families in that area of north Wales — we'd moved there from Derby when I was two — and somehow I always felt I didn't quite fit in. So I always thought I must try harder than the others to be accepted, to be successful. I'd always hated school but now I had so much time on my hands and didn't go out much in the evenings, I became an avid reader.
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Training manuals , books about physiology , sports psychology. I became fluent in French too.
Do you really know how to clean your hands? Without leaving the bits between your fingers?
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If you do things like that properly, you will get ill a little bit less. They're tiny things but if you clump them together it makes a big difference. Wikimedia Commons has media related to David Brailsford.