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Team GB to be allocated nine riders for World Championships

Joe Robinson
16 Aug 2017

Team allocations for the World Championships have been announced with Belgium, Italy and Norway amongst those getting the full allocation

Team GB will be allowed to take nine riders to next month's UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, the maximum allowed in the men's race.

Other nations with the full compliment of riders will include Belgium, Spain, Italy and home nation Norway. The success of Marcel Kittel on the WorldTour, specifically the Tour de France, means that Germany will also be taking nine riders alongside France, Colombia, Australia and the Netherlands.

Alexander Kristoff secured home nation Norway's nine riders for the World Championships with victory at both the RideLondon-Surrey Classic and European Championships.

Defending champion Peter Sagan will have five other riders at his disposal with Slovakia being allocated six riders. Ireland, with thanks to the performances of Dan Martin, will also get six riders alongside Russia and Denmark. 

In the women's elite race, Team GB will also have the full compliment, with seven riders legible to ride. They are joined by Australia, USA, Italy and the Netherlands who will also have a full roster. 

Britain only just qualified for a full female team, pipping Poland who will be taking six riders to Norway. 

The World Championships kick off in Bergen, Norway on the 17th September with the men's and women's team time trial. The closing event will be the men's elite road race on Sunday the 24th September.