Team Sky have just released the list of Sky riders who are taking part in their respective national championships this week. On the list is Philip Deignan who will take part in the Irish Champs this coming Sunday. With the Tour de France start in just ten days this most likely means Deignan will not be selected for the Tour team this year.

Team Sky are holding their cards very close to their chest and won’t be releasing the list of riders taking part in the tour till next Monday. With the absence of Roche’s name from the list there is still some hope that the Irish rider will be selected for the tour team despite his name not being on a list which was posted accidentally on the teams website yesterday.

Sky riders taking part in Championship events

Thursday 26 June:
German Time Trial Championships – Christian Knees
Czech Republic Time Trial Championships – Leopold König

Sunday 29 June:
Austrian Road Race Championships – Bernhard Eisel
Czech Republic Road Race Championships – Leopold König
German Road Race Championships – Christian Knees
Great Britain Road Race Championships – Andy Fenn, Peter Kennaugh, Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard
Irish Road Race Championships – Philip Deignan
Norwegian Road Race Championships – Lars Petter Nordhaug


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