Bernal and Nibali opt to miss Yorkshire World Championships

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Egan Bernal and Vincenzo Nibali have made late decisions not to ride the Road World Championships in Yorkshire, both doubting they have the end of season-form to deserve a place in the Colombia and Italy national teams for the elite men's road race.

Bernal was named in the eight-rider roster for the Colombian team on Monday but the Colombian Federation was forced to change it's line-up when Bernal declined selection, with Carlos Betancur called up to replace him.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.