Interview: David Walsh on Inside Team Sky

A focused Chris Froome on the Sky bus with Ian Stannard

A focused Chris Froome on the Sky bus with Ian Stannard (Image credit: Scott Mitchell)

Nowadays they'd call it embedding but back then it was just a bit of a novelty. One evening in September 1982, David Walsh trotted out onto a field in Ballycommon with the Offaly Gaelic football team. Then a 27-year-old journalist with the Irish Press – "oh, I was fit as a flea then" – Walsh wangled an invitation to participate in one of the final training sessions of a team on the cusp of its finest hour.

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