'I deserved a place': Jasper Stuyven left 'deeply disappointed' by omission from Belgian World Championships squad

Tim Wellens, Yves Lampaert and Tim Declerq received the nod ahead of Stuyven and Tiesj Benoot

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) says he is "deeply disappointed" to miss out on the Belgian team for the World Championships road race in Yorkshire later this month.

The 27-year-old says he believes he deserves a spot on the team following and overall win at the Deutschland Tour and top-10 finishes in the Brussels Cycling Classic, the GP de Fourmies and the WorldTour races RideLondon-Surrrey Classic and GP Québec, where he finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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Richard Windsor

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