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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 in the Road World Championships of Great Britain later that month.
The 2018 jersey winner will compete at Yorkshire, at both the men’s road race and the time trial , the latter along with time trial winner Alex Dowsett.
Thomas will be combined in the street race event by Ben Swift, winner of the British National Road Race Championships in Norwich in June, Ian Stannard, Owain Doull and Tao Geoghegan Hart.
“We’ve got this kind of talent pool of elite men’s road riders in this nation that final selection was quite tricky even though the program is so tough,” said British Cycling’s elite men’s coach Matt Brammeier.
“Considering time trial, we have selected two very professional time trial riders this season at G (Geraint) and Alex, both of whom match the course and consequently we can expect to see excellent performances from them both.
“G (Geraint) will subsequently stick about to compete in the road race on the Sunday, and will no doubt be a valuable asset to this team in the final laps.
“Ben Swift has really stepped up again this year, and it has return to his best because his injury.
“I understand he can not wait for racing in front of the home crowd, and I believe having that assistance will truly spur on the entire team.”
The rising superstar of yorkshire Tom Pidcock has recovered from horrible facial injuries that a few weeks back to be selected from the under-23 street race team.

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