Dave Brailsford believes Chris Froome proved himself to be "the best rider in the world" as he took the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.
Froome today won stage eight of the 2013 Tour, attacking on the final climb to Ax 3 Domaines and moving clear with 5.5 kilometres of the category one climb remaining as his rivals Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde were unable to respond.
Brailsford, who as performance director of British Cycling and general manager of Team Sky has overseen many notable triumphs including Bradley Wiggins' Tour win last year and Team GB's stand-out performances at the Olympics, ranked the day as one of his best in the sport.
"It's got to be up there," he told the Sunday Times. "There was a lot of speculation about the strength of the team but Froomey has been waiting for this day for a year. He's shown he's the best rider in the world and it was a joy to watch.
"As good days go, hard to think of a better one than this."
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