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Dave Brailsford
Dave Brailsford MBE

Why has cycling become the most successful British Olympic sport? The answer is Dave Brailsford MBE, the performance director of British Cycling, and principal of Team Sky. Under his incredible coaching, British cyclists have won everything from the Tour de France to golds galore in the 2012 Olympics. But it all began in the mountains of Snowdonia, where Dave grew up.