Team Sky not creating a women’s team was 'an oversight'

during stage 10 of the 2017 Le Tour de France, a 178km stage from Périgueux to Bergerac on July 11, 2017 in Perigueux, France.
Team Sky – now called Ineos Grenadiers – principal Sir Dave Brailsford at the 2017 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fran Millar, former CEO of Team Sky – now called Ineos Grenadiers – has confirmed in an interview with the magazine Rouleur that initial plans to start a women’s team following the 2012 London Olympic Games, where Lizzie Deignan earned the silver medal, was rejected at the board level.

Team Principal Dave Brailsford has also told The Guardian that there currently isn't a plan in place to start a women’s team, but that the topic is under review.

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