Cycling: Chris Froome takes time-trial break
Tuesday 18 September 2012
Chris Froome has withdrawn from tomorrow's time trial at the World Championships to focus on Sunday's road race, British Cycling has confirmed.
The championships come at the end of a gruelling season for Froome. 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 Vuelta a España, which finished on 9 September.
The 27-year-old wants more time to recover ahead of the 261km (163-mile) road race in Limburg, in the Netherlands, where Mark Cavendish will ride in defence of his title. Froome's non-participation means Alex Dowsett is Britain's sole entrant in the 45.7km elite men's time trial.
Meanwhile, Cavendish has said his time at Team Sky could well be finished. The 27-year-old told the BBC it was "possible" that he could move teams, and hoped that any split with Sky would be "amicable", despite having two years left on his contract.
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