Category Archives: Cycling Psychology

Sports Leadership: Dave Brailsford – The Marginal Gains

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In a week that has blown the lid off the murky goings on inside the world of Lance Armstrong, one man has emerged as the undisputed leader in the sports post-Armstong future. Dave Brailsford took a principled stand against drug cheats some time ago, and it has informed his leadership. He recognised that drugs gave a rider and team a… Read more »

Sports Psychology: Cycling In Adversity

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David Millar was the last Briton to wear the leader’s yellow jersey in 2000. He finished Monday’s ninth stage in 181st place, 42 minutes 45 seconds behind winner Sandy Casar, after a day plagued by a stomach problem and back spasms. “Today represents a brand new entry into my top five worst-ever days on a bike,” the Team Garmin-Transitions rider… Read more »