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Belgium names Devolder, Hoste for Worlds

Stijn Devolder (Quick Step)

Stijn Devolder (Quick Step) (Image credit: AFP)

Current Belgian Time Trial Champion Stijn Devolder and Leif Hoste have been named as the two time trial riders to represent Belgium at the UCI World Road Championships in Varese later this month. The World Championships get underway on September 23, just days after the Vuelta a Espana Grand Tour finishes in Spain.

Quick Step's Devolder has had a turbulent season so far this year. After winning the Ronde van Vlaanderen while wearing the Belgian tri-colour, Devolder had a disappointing Tour de France - his major objective for the season.

Silence-Lotto's Hoste has finished second three times at the Ronde van Vlaanderen and has twice been Belgian time trial champion - in 2001 and 2007.

The teams for the women and under 23 road race and time trial have also been named. The full team will be named on September 12.

Women's road race: Lieselot Decroix, Grace Verbeke, Liesbeth De Vocht, Laure Werner, An Van Rie (reserve)
Women's time trial: An Van Rie
Under 23 road race: Jan Bakelants, Ben Hermans, Jérôme Baugnies (two more riders will be named on September 12)
Under 23 time trial: Jan Ghyselinck

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