Team Sky and British Cycling: The Road to Glory

Series 1 - 1. Grand Ambition

Grand Ambition
Radio Times
Review by:
Claire Webb

The six months leading up to the Tour de France and the Olympics weren’t a smooth ride for Bradley Wiggins and his team, as this new series reveals. Of course, it’s clearly an excuse for Sky to milk the fact that they sponsor
this country’s most successful cycling team ever but who can blame them?

Enthusiasts will enjoy the insight into Team Sky’s tactics, and interviews with Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and coach Dave Brailsford. Prepare to wince when Cavendish hits the deck.

About this programme

1/5. Behind the scenes with the riders and staff of Team Sky, Britain's leading professional cycling squad, as they embark on a bid to secure victory in the 2012 Tour de France. In the first episode, new recruit and reigning world road race champion Mark Cavendish joins up with the team in January at a training camp in Majorca. However, his introduction does not go as smoothly as hoped - leaving boss Dave Brailsford searching for a way to mould the new line-up into a cohesive unit.

Cast and crew


Dave Brailsford
Mark Cavendish
Bradley Wiggins