Geraint Thomas to lead Great Britain at Road World Championships

Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas can lead the team at the Road World Championships of Great Britain later this season.
Even the 2018 yellow jersey winner will compete in Yorkshire, in either the time trial the latter along with time trial winner Alex Dowsett and the elite men’s road race.
Thomas will be united in Norwich in June, Ian Stannard, Owain Doull along with Tao Geoghegan Hart winner of the British National Road Race Championships, by Ben Swift in the street race event.
“We’ve got this kind of talent pool of elite men’s road riders in this nation that final selection was rather tricky though the course is so hard,” said British Cycling’s elite men’s coach Matt Brammeier.
“Looking at time trial, we have selected two very seasoned time trial riders this year in G (Geraint) and Alex, the two of whom suit the course and as such we could expect to see excellent performances out of them equally.
“G (Geraint) will subsequently stand around to compete in the road race in the Sunday, and will undoubtedly be an important asset to the team in the final laps.
“Ben Swift has stepped up again this year and has come back to his best because his injury.
“I know he can not wait to get racing in front of his home crowd, and I guess having that support will truly spur on the entire team.”
Yorkshire superstar Tom Pidcock has regained from horrific facial injuries that a couple of weeks back to be selected from the under-23 road race group.

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