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‘Frustrating’ Worlds mixed relay TTT sees Great Britain miss bronze by 12 seconds

Great Britain compete during the mixed relay team time trial at the 2023 UCI Road World Championships in Glasgow

Great Britain’s ‘Plan B’ for the mixed relay team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships came close to success on Tuesday, the six-rider squad ending up just 12 seconds short of adding to their 2019 bronze medal in the discipline.

The team were forced to call up U23 rider Josh Charlton in a last-minute substitution for Ben Turner, who fell ill with COVID-19 before the race. And if the late call-up wasn’t enough to disrupt team plans, the 20-year-old rider pulled out partway through the men’s leg of the race with an eye on Wednesday’s U23 time trial.

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