Steve Cummings pulls out of World Championships after being selected for TT instead of road race

Double national champion had been tailoring his training around being selected for the road race

Steve Cummings goes solo on stage 12 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Steve Cummings has withdrawn from the Road World Championships after being given insufficient time to prepare for the individual time trial, which takes place on Wednesday, 20 September, and not being selected for the road race, which takes place four days later.

In a statement issued through British Cycling, the British time trial champion explained how he had been caught off guard by being selected for the individual time trial event rather than the road race, the event around which he had been focussing his training.

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