Tom Dumoulin: 'On paper, the World Championships time trial is a battle between me and Rohan Dennis'

Dumoulin sees himself and Dennis as the front runners, but adds that anything is possible at a World Championships

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Defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) sees the UCI Road World Championships time trial in Innsbruck as a battle between himself and Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing).

The Dutchman, who will look to defend his rainbow stripes on Wednesday, won the title last year in Norway ahead of Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Chris Froome (Sky).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.