The Team Sky Team Principal has overseen each of Froome’s 45 professional wins, which have now culminated in a hat-trick of successive Grand Tour victories.
With Froome crashing before a competitive pedal had even been turned in Jerusalem, Brailsford and the team have helped bring about a fightback which at one point seemed almost impossible.
Summing up Froome’s achievement he told Eurosport: “I think it’s probably the best performance of his career. We all know that those exceptional adventures in sport – they don’t always come off. There are very few people who put it all on the line and try something like that, and rarely does it come off, but when it does it’s epic. I think that’s what we saw here.
“He’s experienced, he’s calmer than he was when he was younger. He knew he was biding his time while everyone was writing him off. He was having a tough time let’s not deny that, but the calmness, experience and the confidence that he was going to come good, I think was the thing that decided the race.