LONDON, Sept 17, 2012 (AFP) – Chris Froome has withdrawn from the midweek
time-trial at the world road championships to focus on Sunday’s road race,
British Cycling have confirmed.
The 27-year-old wants more time to recover ahead of Sunday’s 261km road
race in Limburg, Netherlands when Mark Cavendish will ride in defence of his
The Team Sky rider was Tour de France runner-up behind Bradley Wiggins in
July, won Olympic time-trial bronze behind his compatriot and was fourth in
the Tour of Spain, which finished on September 9.
Froome’s non-participation means Alex Dowsett is Britain’s sole entrant in
the 45.7km elite men’s time-trial on Wednesday.