New Year Honours

A number of people across the Midlands have been awarded with New Year Honours in the 2013 list.

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British cycling genius awarded knighthood

The man behind Team GB's success at the London 2012 Olympics has been awarded with a knighthood as part of the New Year's Honours 2013.

Sir Dave Brailsford – the coach behind Bradley Wiggins and general manager of Team Sky – has described the title as "weird and uncomfortable with a bit of pride".

Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Sir Dave Brailsford became a professional cyclist in 1984, and joined British Cycling on a consultancy basis in 1998, where he later became programmes director.

On top of coaching both Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy, he has also lead British cycling in the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics.

Dave Brailsford was awarded MBE in 2005 and named coach of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

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