Geraint Thomas pulls out of Road World Championships time trial

The Welshman has said he is 'not in good enough shape to perform to his best'

Geraint Thomas (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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Geraint Thomas has pulled out of the UCI Road World Championships time trial event.

The Welshman said he is not in "good enough shape to perform to his best," and will therefore sit the event out, with British national time trial champion Alex Dowsett now set to be accompanied by John Archibald.

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