Geraint Thomas has withdrawn from the individual time trial at the uci road world championships, next week in the Uk, Yorkshire. The winner of the Tour de France by 2018 and does not have to be fit enough for next Wednesday to have a significant role to play. However, he will be next week, Sunday, the start of the road race. His place was taken by John Archibald.

“I’ve tried to get back into shape after having my break after the Tour de France, but I feel I’m not good enough for the hard work”, says Thomas, is via the British cycling federation to know it. “We have therefore decided in the time trial to pass. I’m going to focus entirely on one part in the road race.”

Archibald finished in second place behind Alex Dowsett in the British championship time trial. Besides Dowsett is also Tao Geoghegan Hart in action in the individual time trial. “You know, John is ready to welcome Geraint to be replaced. He has, in the preparation of the mixed relay, form is shown,” said Stephen Park, on behalf of the British cycling federation.

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