London - Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome was
on Monday included on Britain's long list of riders for the Road World
Championships in Norway later this month.
Froome, currently leading the Vuelta a Espana, has said he
hopes to compete in the individual time-trial in Bergen, but he is expected to
duck the road race as the course does not suit him.
Britain's male long list of 13 riders includes former world
champion Mark Cavendish, who is pursuing his comeback from the shoulder injury
that ended his Tour de France in this week's Tour of Britain.
"We have named what I believe to be a very strong and
talented long list of riders from which we will select the final teams for this
year's road race and time-trial world championships," head coach Iain Dyer
said on the British Cycling website.
The list also includes British road and time-trial champion
Steve Cummings, Adam Blythe, Mark Christian, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Tao
Geoghegan Hart, Pete Kennaugh, Ben Swift and Geraint Thomas.
Britain will enter nine riders in the road race and two in
The women's squad is headlined by 2015 world champion Lizzie
Deignan, who must prove her fitness after having her appendix removed last
The World Championships run from September 17-24.