Geraint Thomas may get a place in Olympic time trial due to rider withdrawals

Great Britain may have a chance to field two riders in Wednesday's men's individual time trial after withdrawal of Richie Porte, Vincenzo Nibali and others

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Great Britain could be handed an extra place in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's individual time trial on Wednesday, with Geraint Thomas joining Chris Froome in the race.

Italian Vincenzo Nibali and Australian Richie Porte were among those riders forced to withdraw their names from the start list of Wednesday's race after crashing out of Saturday's road race.

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