Chris Froome to spearhead Team Sky’s World Championships Team Time Trial bid

Froome to spearhead Team Sky’s World Team Time Trial bid

13/09/2017 at 11:25Updated 13/09/2017 at 13:03

Chris Froome has been included in an extremely strong Team Sky line-up for the 2017 World Championship Team Time Trial.

The six-man team will take on Sunday’s 42.5km course in Bergen, Norway. And the addition of Froome to the roster will significantly strengthen Sky’s chances of taking the world title.

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“The plan is to go for the win,” director Brett Lancaster (a former Olympic gold medallist in the team pursuit) said. “It’s a very strong line-up and, fresh off the Vuelta win, the guys are going to be really motivated."

“The course is very rolling and there’s a climb that finishes with around 10 or 12 kilometres to go," Lancaster added. "It’s quite steep and I think with the team we’re taking and the likes of Froomey, (Gianni) Moscon and Geraint (Thomas), that suits us.

“Last year we went in hoping to give the podium a crack but this year we’re definitely targeting the win. But it’s definitely not going to be easy.

“There’s always stiff competition and it’s going to be close as a lot of teams are dialled in these days. It’s going to be really important to have everyone going really well on the day."

The men's team time trial will be live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player from 2:30pm on Sunday.

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Team Sky’s line up in full:

Owain Doull

Doull won a gold medal for Team GB in the team pursuit at last year’s Rio Olympics.

Chris Froome

Most recently won last week’s Individual Time Trial at the Vuelta a Espana on his way to overall victory.

Vasil Kiryienka

The former World Time Trial Champion finished third in the opening Individual TT at this year’s Tour de France.

Michal Kwiatkowski

The current Polish National Time Trial Champion, Kwiatkowski finished second in the Stage 20 Individual TT at this year’s Tour.

Gianni Moscon

Part of the winning Vuelta a Espana line up, Moscon is the current Italian National Time Trial Champion.

Geraint Thomas

Thomas wore yellow at this year’s Tour de France after winning the opening Individual Time Trial in Dusseldorf.