Adam Yates replaces Geraint Thomas in Britain's World Championships line-up

Clásica de San Sebastián winner Adam Yates has been selected to represent Great Britain in the men's road race at the 2015 UCI World Championships

Adam Yates attacks in the 2015 Clasica San Sebastian

(Image credit: Watson)

Adam Yates will replace Geraint Thomas at the UCI Road World Championships next week while Mark Cavendish's participation remains undecided.

Thomas was selected for but later withdrew from the Great Britain road race team citing fatigue at the end of a season that included the spring classics, Tour de France, in which he assisted Chris Froome (Sky) to overall victory, and the Vuelta a Espana.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.