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In 2010 David Brailsford was appointed Performance Director of Team Sky and faced one of the toughest jobs in sport. Up to that point no British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France; his task was to change that. Brailsford’s approach was simple. He set in place the doctrine of Marginal Gains whereby making small incremental improvements to individual processes would lead to a significant improvement in overall performance when combined.
All aspects of riding a racing bike were closely scrutinized by Brailsford and his team. By experimenting in a wind tunnel, he noted that the bike was not sufficiently aerodynamic. Through analysing the mechanics area in the team truck, he discovered that dust was accumulating on the floor thus undermining bike maintenance. He then had the floor painted white so that impurities could be easily spotted.