(Reuters) – Former Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas will take part in the Tirreno-Adriatico this month.
Both were left out of Ineos Grenadiers team for this year’s Tour after struggling for form.
Froome is focussed on the Vuelta de Espana for a third time at the end of October, while Thomas will ride the Giro d’Italia, which starts on Oct. 3.
Fellow Briton Mark Cavendish will also take part in the eight-stage Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts on Sept. 7.
Cavendish was left off the Bahrain-McLaren team for the Tour, depriving him of the chance to add to his 30 stage wins.
Froome and Thomas will be in good company on the Tirreno-Adriatico with another former Tour winner, Vincenzo Nibali, set to ride for his Trek-Segafredo team.