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Women’s Team Sky proposal was rejected ‘at board level’, says former CEO

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Team Sky made moves towards starting a women’s team in the wake of the 2012 Olympics but were thwarted at board level, resulting in a vital chance being missed for a generation of female riders, according to an interview in the magazine Rouleur to be published this week.

Since then, increasing numbers of World Tour teams have taken to running both men and women’s squads, with varying degrees of integration between them, and the issue of whether Sir Dave Brailsford should follow suit at what is now Team Ineos has remained a live one.

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