Team Sky’s line-up for the team time trial at the World Championships will include Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.
Froome had already been confirmed as one of two British participants in the individual time trial in Norway, just a few days after he won the Vuelta a Espana to add to his Tour de France victory from earlier in the summer.
Now Froome will be going for another double later this month as part of Team Sky. His partner, Thomas, won the opening time trial in the Tour de France but he then crashed out in a later stage.
Thomas’ inclusion in the team comes despite the fact that he was left out of the British road race team. The rest of the Team Sky line-up includes Owain Doull, Michal Kwiatkowski, Gianni Moscon and the former world time trial champion Vasil Kiryienka.
After announcing the participants Team Sky sports director Brett Lancaster said, “The plan is to go for the win. It’s a very strong line-up and, fresh off the Vuelta win, the guys are going to be really motivated. The course is very rolling and there’s a climb that finishes with around 10 or 12 kilometres to go. It’s quite steep and I think with the team we’re taking and the likes of Froomey, Moscon and Geraint, that suits us.”
He said that last year they went hoping to finish with a podium position but that this time around they are looking for a win.
However, he said that it’s “definitely not going to be easy” as there is some stiff competition and that he is sure the competition is going to be very close, “It’s going to be really important to have everyone going really well on the day.”