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UCI announces rule change for team time trial world championship after protest

Team time trial event at UCI Road World Championships is no longer compulsory for WorldTour teams BMC in the Mens TTT at the 2015 World Cycling Championships The Union Cycliste Internationale ( UCI 1 ) has announced that the team time trial event at the 2016 Road World Championships 2 in Qatar in October will no longer be compulsory for all WorldTour 3 teams in response to protests from squads.

‘I’ve had to prove I could do it my entire career, but with Olympic gold there is recognition’

Greg Van Avermaet hopes his Olympic Games gold medal will allow him to take a free role at the World Championships in October Greg Van Avermaet wins the men’s road race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Greg Van Avermaet 1 admits he may not be the best card the Belgium team has to play at the World Championships in October 2 , but says the confidence he s taken from his Olympic Games victory makes him feel he can win the rainbow stripes.

Tour of Britain 2016: Who will win?

We rate the chances of the main contenders ahead of the 2016 Tour of Britain (September 4-11) The 2016 Tour of Britain 1 boasts a start list comprising Grand Tour stars, top-level sprinters, the best homegrown racers and no less than eight Rio Olympic gold medallists.

The eight-day race features seven flatter stages, one climbing stage and a short individual time trial so will suit the talents of an all-rounder.

Last year s winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) is absent, but last year s runner-up Wout Poels (Sky) and former winners Dylan Van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac) and Bradley Wiggins (Team Wiggins), will be there.

Peter Sagan abandons first road race after Olympics with illness

World champion Peter Sagan withdraws during the Bretagne Classic (GP Plouay) in France on Sunday suffering with a virus Peter Sagan, 2016 Tour de France (Sunada) World champion Peter Sagan 1 (Tinkoff) was forced to drop out of the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France on Sunday after suffering from an illness.

Sagan started the late season one-day WorldTour 2 race in Brittany in north-west France, but withdrew soon after.

The Tinkoff team tweeted that Sagan had been feeling unwell, possibly due to a viral infection .