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Cycling: New director will support Brailsford

British Cycling is to recruit a programmes director to support the performance director, Dave Brailsford.

Brailsford is also principal of Team Sky and will now be supported as he balances both roles in a structure designed to sustain success.

The decision follows an internal review which was initiated after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The programmes director will, along with Brailsford, be responsible for the operational delivery of the team's podium, podium potential and talent programmes.