Team Sky


Team Sky is a British professional cycling team competing in the UCI WorldTour. It was created in 2009 by current manager Sir Dave Brailsford, in association with Sky – Europe’s leading entertainment company – both inspired by cycling’s blossoming popularity in the UK since the Tour de France started there in 2007.

The team’s initial aim was ‘to win the Tour de France within five years, to do it clean and with a British rider’. Team Sky achieved this within three years with Sir Bradley Wiggins becoming the first ever British rider to win the Tour de France in 2012, followed by Chris Froome making it a second Tour de France win for the team a year later. Froome has since won the Tour de France two more times in 2015 and 2016.

In addition and in association with Sky and British Cycling, Team Sky has helped inspire more than 1.5 million more people in the UK to get on their bikes and ride regularly.