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Experienced Barry slips into leadership role at Sky

Michael Barry (Team Sky)

Michael Barry (Team Sky) (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

When Sky Professional Cycling Team was presented at its official launch in London in early January, Michael Barry was one of six riders selected to stand at the front of the stage, in the spotlight and apart from the others, to be quizzed by master of ceremonies, Dermot Murnaghan.

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Richard Moore

Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar (HarperSport), won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes (HarperSport), was long-listed for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

He writes on sport, specialising in cycling, and is a regular contributor to Cyclingnews, the Guardian, skyports.com, the Scotsman and Procycling magazine.

He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi

His next book, Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France, will be published by Yellow Jersey in May 2011.

Another book, Sky’s the Limit: British Cycling’s Quest to Conquer the Tour de France, will also be published by HarperSport in June 2011.