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Sir Dave Brailsford hits back at head of UKAD after comments about ongoing investigation

Sir Dave Brailsford. Photo: Offside/L'Equipe
Jack Elton-Walters
10 Jan 2017

Sir Dave Brailsford was commenting after an intervention from the head of UKAD over the weekend

Sir Dave Brailsford has hit back at David Kenworthy, the chairman of UK Anti-Doping, after the latter described evidence given to the committee as "extraordinary" and "disappointing".  

The Team Sky principle made his first comments on the investigation into wrongdoing in cycling since his appearance in front of a parliamentary committee back in December. 

Brailsford spoke to journalists at a media day during Team Sky's Mallorca training camp and was clear in his reponse. 

“The only extraordinary thing, I think, was the chairman of UKAD's comments the other day when he commented about an ongoing investigation,” he told Press Association Sport.

“As an organisation like UKAD and for the chair to say it is an extraordinary thing - that’s the extraordinary thing in itself.” 

Despite the mounting pressure, Brailsford intends to stay on at Team Sky for the foreseeable future. 

“I’m looking forward to getting cracking into the new season and see whether we can improve on our results so far,” he said. 

By way of reiteration he later added, “I’m looking forward to the season and really getting involved in all of that.” 

Team Sky's season will start with racing in Australia this weekend, before the Classics campaign and the season's Grand Tours. 

Three-time winner Chris Froome goes in to the Tour de France as defending champion, and that race will be Brailsford and Team Sky's priority for the season. 

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