GB men's team for World Championships down to six riders after late slip in rankings

British Cycling performance director Stephen Park said the loss of two riders is "frustrating"

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The Great Britain men’s team’s hope of capturing the rainbow jersey at their home World Championships in Yorkshire has been dealt a blow as they will only have six riders on the start line instead of the maximum of eight.

All nations that were ranked in the UCI’s top-10 on Monday are able to enter eight riders to the road race. Great Britain had been occupying the 10th spot but fell down to 11th over the weekend.

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