2014 Road World Championships: Sir Dave Brailsford to lead GB

Sir Dave Brailsford congratulates Laura Trott
Sir Dave Brailsford congratulates Laura Trott after her London 2012 gold medal success

Sir Dave Brailsford will lead the Great Britain cycling team at the UCI Road World Championships, just five months after quitting as performance chief.

Brailsford, 50, who has continued to support British Cycling in an advisory role, returns to allow technical chief Shane Sutton to focus of the riders in the British Track Championships.

"It made sense to ask Sir Dave to attend the championships," said Sutton.

"Road cycling is his focus and full-time role."

British Olympic success under Brailsford
London 2012 - Eight gold medals
Beijing 2008 - Eight gold medals
Athens 2004 - Two gold medals

Brailsford left his position as performance director of British Cycling in April to concentrate on running Team Sky.

He led Great Britain to eight gold medals at both the Beijing and London Olympics and transformed the sport during his 10-year reign.

Sutton was promoted from head coach to the new position of technical director responsible for rider performance ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Since taking charge of Team Sky in 2009, Brailsford has helped Sir Bradley Wiggins become the first British winner of the Tour de France, in 2012, and repeated the feat with Chris Froome last year.

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