Simon and Adam Yates are the leaders of the British selection for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS road race in Innsbruck on 30 september. As expected, lack the names of tour winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome in the selection that Wednesday, it was announced.
Simon, the current leader in the Vuelta, and Adam, the fourth in the Tour of 2016, should have a prominent role to play on the tricky climbing that the riders in Austria perhaps.
“We chose a strong team with a lot of talent,” says Stephen Park, senior official within the British federation. “Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are missing but that was a common decision. Considering the difficulty of this course should every rider be 100 percent for the team. If you take into account the incredible season of G and Froomey, then it is understandable that they don’t want to engage.”
Thomas won in July, the Tour. Froome was third, and wrote in may, his first Giro to his name.
In addition to the 26-year-old brothers Yates is the British team of Hugh Carthy, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Pete Kennaugh, James Knox, Ian Stannard and Connor Swift.