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Swiss, Norwegian and Czech Worlds teams official

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
September 18, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:50 BST
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Latest Cycling News, September 18, 2008

Swiss Cycling has announced its selections for the men's team for the World Championships next week...

Swiss Cycling has announced its selections for the men's team for the World Championships next week in Varese, Italy. World and Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara has been selected for both the road race and the time trial, but will decide only after the Tour of Poland whether he will participate.

For the road race, the following riders have been selected: Michael Albasini, Rubens Bertogliati, Fabian Cancellara, Martin Elmiger, David Loosli, Gregory Rast.Danilo Wyss, Oliver Zaugg and Markus Zberg. Alternates are Andreas Dietziker, Thomas Frei, Michael Schär and Roger Beuchat.

For the time trial, the committee selected Cancellara, Bertaglioti and Frei.

The Norwegian selection for Varese consists of Tour de France stage winner Kurt-Alse Arvesen, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Lars Petter Nordhaug. Hagen has won three stages in the Tour of Britain recently.

Roman Kreuziger will be the leader of the Czech selection in Italy. The 22 year-old, 13th-placed in the Tour de France will be supported by Martin Mares and Frantisek Rabon, who will also ride the time trial. Entering the U23 race will be Martin Hacecky and Jakub Kratochvila. The women's squad for the road race as well as for the time trial will include Jarmila Machacova and Martina Ruzickova.

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