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Sir Dave Brailsford: 'Team communications should be aired'

Team Sky chief Sir Dave Brailsford believes that communications between teams and their riders should be aired for television viewers.

Sir Dave Brailsford has expressed his belief that allowing television viewers to listen in on communications between teams and their riders would add a new level of "intrigue and understanding" to the sport.

Brailsford, the Team Sky chief, is keen to attract more interest to cycling, and he believes that following a similar method adopted by Formula 1 would give viewers a better insight into the tactics behind the sport.

The 51-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "It would be super interesting to hear what the sporting directors are saying to the riders. It's a complex sport. You've got all the sporting directors in the cars trying to play out hundreds of scenarios, like 'who is going to chase?'

"They all wait and watch the gap get to nine minutes, 10 minutes, and then suddenly you think, 'hold on, I might be throwing the Giro away here.'

"I think if everybody knew what each team was trying to do it would be fascinating and add a whole new level of intrigue and understanding."

Brailsford oversaw the Tour de France triumphs of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

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David Brailsford, performance director of British Cycling and general manager of Team Sky, is pictured before the start of the final stage of Tour of Britain in London on September 22, 2013
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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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