Sir Dave Brailsford insists he is the right man to lead Team Sky

Team Sky team principle Sir Dave Brailsford has been under fire for his role in managing the team. Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Sir Dave Brailsford believes he is still the right man to lead Team Sky despite a select committee report strongly criticising his time in charge two months ago.

At a tense pre-Giro d'Italia news conference in Jerusalem, Brailsford, 54, was asked if he had considered his position since the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee published its assessment of the so-called "Jiffy bag" affair.

"I think anybody in this game considers their position every day," said Brailsford, who was speaking about the report for the first time publicly.

"I'm constantly asking if I'm the right man to lead these guys -- it's not about me."

"I think that regardless of the DCMS or anything else there's a constant sense of self-questioning about whether I'm appropriately placed or have the right skills to be able to do that.

"Some things come and go, the situation and context around you changes, but I'm here because I think I am still in the position where I can help these guys be the best they can be."

Sitting a few chairs to Brailsford's right was Chris Froome, who said he "can understand the frustration" surrounding his ongoing salbutamol case.

Froome, 32, hopes to be cleared of wrongdoing over an adverse finding for elevated levels of the asthma medication and will start the Giro d'Italia as he is free to continue racing.

His decision to take part has irked many of his rivals, but Froome, speaking at a press conference in Jerusalem, said: "This whole process was meant to be confidential and we're going to respect that.

"We're in that process now and I need to demonstrate that I've done nothing wrong and that's what I intend to do."

"It's not something I'm going to give a running commentary on and when there is something new we'll talk about it. But at the moment we're in the middle of that process, set out by the UCI.

"I understand it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. A lot of people are frustrated by the lack of information but it's a process that was meant to be confidential. I'm confident that people will see it from my point of view when all the details are out there."