Great Britain qualify maximum number of riders for World Championship road races

British team will have nine spaces in men's road race and seven spaces in women's road race

Great Britain in the Elite Men's road race at the 2016 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Great Britain will travel to the World Championships in Bergen, Norway with the maximum possible number of riders for both road races after a strong year in the world rankings.

Britain is one of 10 nations, including the host nation, that have been allocated nine riders in the men's elite road race, and one of five nations that have been allocated seven riders in the women's elite road race.

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In the other events, the British team has also been given the maximum possible number of spaces, apart from in the men's junior road race, where they will have five rather than six riders.

In the time trial events all nations are allowed to enter a maximum of two riders. The British team will be announced in the coming weeks.

The World Championships take place in Bergen between September 17-24, with all races featuring steep climbs around the Norwegian fjords.

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