Ilkeston’s Sir Dave does it again

Team Sky's Principle David Brailsford at the start of  Stage 6 of the 2013 Tour de France from Aix en Provence to Montpellier.  4 July 2013. Picture Bruce Rollinson
Team Sky's Principle David Brailsford at the start of Stage 6 of the 2013 Tour de France from Aix en Provence to Montpellier. 4 July 2013. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Ilkeston’s Sir Dave Brailsford has masterminded a second successive Tour de France win for Britain.

Chris Froome took home the yellow jersey on Sunday in the 100th Tour – the biggest event in the cycling calendar.

Team Sky principal Sir Dave said: “I don’t think you can ever get used to this, it’s quite breath-taking.

“The lads rode a fantastic race and there isn’t a better setting in cycling than the Champs-Elysees.

“It’s traditional that the team with the yellow jersey leads the race onto the Place de la Concorde, and that’s what the lads did, but it was a good race and a good sprint at the end.”

The success brings back great memories for the team after Sir Bradley Wiggins made history last year winning Britain’s first Tour.

Sir Dave, of Cotmanhay, was given a knighthood and the Freedom of the Borough of Erewash last year for the big part he played in that win and Britain’s Olympic successes.