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Geraint Thomas to lead Great Britain at Road World Championships

Former Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas can lead the team at the Road World Championships of Great Britain later that month.
The 2018 jersey winner will compete in Yorkshire, at both the men’s road race and the time trial , the latter alongside time trial winner Alex Dowsett.
Thomas will be combined in Norwich in June, Ian Stannard, Owain Doull and Tao Geoghegan Hart winner of the British National Road Race Championships, by Ben Swift at the road race event.
“We’ve got such a talent pool of elite men’s road riders in this nation that final selection was rather tricky though the program is indeed challenging,” said British Cycling’s elite men’s coach Matt Brammeier.
“Looking at time trial, we’ve chosen two very experienced time trial riders this year at G (Geraint) and Alex, both of whom suit the course and consequently we could expect to see good performances from them both.
“G (Geraint) will subsequently stand around to compete in the road race on the Sunday, and will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to this team in the final laps.
“Ben Swift has stepped up again this year and has come back to his best since his injury.
“I know he can’t wait to get racing in front of his home crowd, and I guess having that support will truly spur on the entire team.”
Yorkshire star Tom Pidcock has regained following his crash in the Tour de l’Avenir from horrific injuries a couple weeks back to be selected from the under-23 road race team.

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