Team Sky entered the pro peloton in 2010 with the bold aim of winning the Tour de France with a British rider within five years. Just three years later it achieved its goal when Bradley Wiggins was crowned the first British winner in 2012.

The success didn’t stop there. The team leader for 2013 was different but the result was the same, as Chris Froome claimed victory in Paris — and two years later he did it again with a dominant performance in 2015.

Bringing its knowledge and philosophies across from the British Cycling track programme, Dave Brailsford and the team changed the way many others operated in the pro scene. Its attention to detail – commonly known as marginal gains – and increased focus on coaches working within the team saw many others follow suit.

2015 has been a hugely successful season for Sky, with overall wins in Paris-Nice (Richie Porte), Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Ian Stannard), E3 Harelbeke (Geraint Thomas), the Tour de Yorkshire (Lars Petter Nordhaug) and the Criterium du Dauphine (Chris Froome) — all topped off that by the team’s third Tour de France title.

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