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Tour de France winner Egan Bernal Won’t ride in the Road World Championships in England on 29.
Bernal has pulled from the Colombia team for its race in Harrogate and has been replaced by Carlos Betancur.
The 22-year-old conquer Britain’s Geraint Thomas to become the very first summoned to win at the Tour de France.
“The talented Team Ineos cyclist made a decision to flip down the call-up,” said the Colombian Cycling Federation.
Bernal tweeted on 4 September that he wouldn’t compete in Yorkshire when he didn’t feel he could function at his finest wearing his national colours.
The class being used for the road race may not have satisfied a mountain climber and is not especially hilly.
Bernal became the youngest winner of the most famed event for 110 years of cycling when he maintained the Tour de France in the summer.
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