Team Sky is struggling. The Murdoch-funded cycling behemoth has won three of the past four Tours de France and will probably win this year’s edition of the race as well. The team has started this season well, with Colombian pipsqueak Sergio Henao winning an all-time Paris Nice by two seconds and do-it-all Polish star Michal Kwiatkoski capturing a gorgeous win at Strade Bianche, the best one-day race of the season so far. However, off the road, it’s not going well.
Olympic gold medalist and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins remains in hot water over doping allegations, and team boss David Brailsford looks like either a complete boob or an evil genius over his handling and potential culpability in the Wiggins scandal. There is reported unrest among Sky riders, and it feels unlikely that both Wiggins and Brailsford make it out of this unscathed.