UPDATED: Sir Dave quits British Cycling role

Dave Brailsford.
Dave Brailsford.

The man behind British Cycling’s staggering London 2012 medal success has quit his role as performance director with the organisation.

Sir Dave Brailsford, from Ilkeston, is to now focus solely on his Team Sky management duties.

Brailsford’s ten-year spell at the helm resulted in incredible success in the Beijing and London Olympics.

The 50-year-old confirmed his decision this morning after rumours began to circulate about his future.

Cycling pundits have likened him quitting to Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

Brailsford picked up the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award twice and was knighted for services to cycling and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the 2013 New Year Honours.

Erewash Borough Council granted him Freedom of the Borough as a result of his massive success.