U.S. announces strong Worlds selection

Described by USA Cycling as one of the strongest squads assembled in recent years, the eight-strong elite men's squad - all of whom will contest the 267 kilometre road race - features seven ProTour riders, namely George Hincapie (Discovery Channel), David Zabriskie (Team CSC), Bobby Julich (Team CSC), Christian Vande Velde (Team CSC), Jason McCartney (Discovery Channel), John Devine (Discovery Channel) and Tyler Farrar (Cofidis), and one domestic-based professional in Danny Pate (Slipstream-Chipotle).

Both Hincapie and Pate have recently shown good form at the Tour of Missouri, where Hincapie took the overall win and Pate a solo victory on Stage 5. Hincapie's teammate McCartney, also a name to watch after his gutsy victory on Stage 14 of the Vuelta, will ride the time trial alongside last year's silver medallist Zabriskie.

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