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Sir Dave Brailsford reveals prostate cancer diagnosis before Tour de France | Cycling News

Final Up to date: 13/09/19 8:20am

Sir Dave Brailsford was diagnosed with prostate cancer a week before this year's Tour de France

Sir Dave Brailsford was identified with prostate most cancers per week earlier than this 12 months’s Tour de France

Sir Dave Brailsford, basic supervisor of biking’s Staff Ineos, has revealed he’s recovering from prostate most cancers.

Brailsford, who beforehand labored as the pinnacle of Staff Sky, was identified with the sickness earlier than the Tour de France in July this 12 months.

The 55-year-old underwent a five-hour lengthy open surgical procedure in August and can uncover the complete outcomes of that operation on Saturday.

Brailsford advised The Occasions: “There’s bound to be fear. It’s the great unknown. I think I’m resilient, tough, I can put up with a lot but in hospital one day I was overwhelmed, to be honest.”

Regardless of receiving his prognosis lower than per week earlier than the beginning of the Tour de France, Brailsford was there to see his rider Egan Bernal full victory however admits he’s scuffling with excessive fatigue.

“One day I woke up asleep on my desk, literally crashed out on it,” he stated. “I’m considering ‘that is only a trouble. I’m too busy’. Fortunately I have an excellent physician who put his foot down.

“My angle had been ridiculous, actually, trying again. That was the primary time I was stopped in my tracks.

“I might simply have gotten right into a gap, gone into myself which is often what I do. I set myself a recreation plan. I discuss to athletes about selecting your angle. Now it was as much as me.

“It is easy to assume ‘why is it occurring to me?’ I’ve labored arduous on my well being so you will get bitter, offended, annoyed. I needed to be taught to simply accept it. Speaking about it among the many workforce was a large assist.

“Luckily four or five days in, someone sent me the perfect text: ‘This is not a test of personality or motivation or how fast you can go. You need to heal. The only thing that can help that is time’.”

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