Great Britain’s Chris Froome secured a bronze medal in the men’s individual time-trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Norway.
Froome, who became only the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year earlier this month, won his first individual World Championship medal in Bergen to cap a memorable summer.
Holland’s Tom Dumoulin followed up his Giro d’Italia win in May with a brilliant performance to win gold in a time of 44 minutes 41.00 seconds, 57.79sec ahead of silver medallist Primoz Roglic of Slovenia.
Chris Froome has had an eventful summer
Four-time Tour de France champion Froome, who headed into the event with limited expectation after announcing he would compete for Britain in Norway during the Vuelta last month, finished 1min 21.25secs behind Dumoulin.
Froome edged out Portugal’s Nelson Oliveira for bronze after a punishing climb to finish, with the Briton’s Team Sky team-mate Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus in fifth.
Germany’s defending champion and four-time winner Tony Martin finished in ninth position, 1:39.88secs behind Dumoulin.
Froome, the first rider to complete the Tour-Vuelta double in the same year since the Spanish race was rescheduled to follow the French event in 1995, won bronze medals in the individual time trial at the Olympics in both 2012 and 2016.
He was a member of Team Sky side which took bronze in the men’s team trial on the first day of competition in Bergen behind winners Team Sunweb and BMC Racing.
Chris Boardman, who won the inaugural World time-trial title in 1994, and Sir Bradley Wiggins, who triumphed in 2014, are the only two British riders to have won the individual gold medal.
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