Brailsford defends cycling selection

Dave Brailsford, Team GB Cycling's Performance Director, responds to Wendy Houvenaghel's criticism of her omission from any of the races in the Women's Team Pursuit event, in which Great Britain won a gold medal.

The decision meant that the Northern Ireland woman, as the unused fourth member of the squad, was not awarded a medal.

"You've got to take the personal element out of it, look at the data and be professional," Brailsford said.

"Our job is to support the people on the track, to win medals and we've had a few tough decisions to make."

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