Stijn Devolder ‘too tired’ to race the world championships

Belgian champion Stijn Devolder will give up his spot on the world championship squad.

Belgian road champion Stijn Devolder has given up his position on the country’s world championship squad, saying he is too tired to race at the world championships in Australia, where he was scheduled to compete in the road race and time trial.

Leif Hoste will take Devolder’s position on the Belgian squad.

Devolder said he has been sick and would not be able to assist team caption Philippe Gilbert in his efforts to win a world road title.