Jürgen Roelandts questions his World Championships omission

Belgian coach Carlo Bomans selects five debutants for the World Championships road race but leaves veteran Jürgen Roelandts at home

Jurgen Roelandts in the 2015 Ghent-Wevelgem (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Jürgen Roelandts says the Belgian selectors are gambling on a sprint finish at the World Championship road race in Richmond, Virginia, on September 27 as he missed out on selection for the squad.

The Lotto-Soudal rider was overlooked by national coach Carlo Bomans after illness derailed his build-up to the race. A fifth-place finish at the GP Plouay looked to put the 30-year-old back in contention, but Bomans was not convinced.

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