Thomas De Gendt gives up World Championship place due to fatigue

The Belgian's coach believes De Gendt still has the form to win a stage in Spain

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Having put himself forward for all three grand tours this season, Thomas De Gendt has chosen to give up his place in the Belgium selection for the UCI Road World Championships at the end of September.

The 32-year-old won stage eight of the Tour de France, and is currently looking ahead at what remains of the Vuelta a España where he finished seventh in the stage 10 individual time trial.

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