LA VUELTA winner Chris Froome will compete in the time-trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Norway next week, British Cycling announced yesterday.
Froome, fresh from completing a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double in Madrid at the weekend, will not take part in the road race in Bergen.
But he will take one of Britain’s two places in the time-trial, with reigning British champion Steve Cummings getting the other.
The men’s time-trial in Bergen on September 20 will be contested over a 31km course which features one significant climb up Mount Floyen at the finish.
Froome’s main rivals are expected to be Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands and the reigning world time-trial champion Tony Martin of Germany.
Froome, who took bronze in the Olympic time-trial in Rio last year, also intends to ride in the team time-trial — contested by trade teams — for Team Sky.