Pidcock, Knox and Carthy but no Yates brothers in Great Britain men's World Championships team

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Recent Under-23 Giro d’Italia winner Tom Pidcock, James Knox and Hugh Carthy are expected to lead the Great Britain men's team for the World Championships road race in Imola, Italy, while both Adam and Simon Yates have opted not to race and Geraint Thomas will only ride the time trial.  

21-year-old Pidcock is allowed to step up to ride the Elite race in the absence of the U23 events. He is the current U23 cyclo-cross world champion and won three stages and dominated the overall classification of the U23 Giro d’Italia and seems perfectly suited to the hilly Imola course. 

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