Cycling - Omega Pharma-Quickstep win men’s TTT in Florence

Omega Pharma-Quickstep and Specialized-Lululemon defended their team time trials on the first day of the Road World Championships.

Cycling - Omega Pharma-Quickstep win men’s TTT in Florence

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Omega Pharma-Quickstep

Tony Martin, Sylvain Chavanel, Michal Kwiatkowski, Niki Terpstra, Kristof van de Walle and Peter Velits claimed the men’s team time-trial in one hour four minutes 16.81 seconds, edging out Orica-GreenEdge by just 0.81s.

Chris Froome, leading Team Sky alongside Geraint Thomas finished in third, 22.5s behind the leaders.

The Specialized-Lululemon team that included Britain Katie Colclough successfully defended their women’s team time-trial title.

The six women finished one minute 11.09 seconds ahead of the Rabo Women, completing their route in 51 minutes 10.69s.

Men's team time trial results

1. Omega Pharma-Quick Step one hour four minutes 16.81 seconds,

2. Orica-GreenEdge 0.81sec,

3. Team Sky 22.55sec,

4. BMC Racing 1min 2.71sec,

5. RadioShack-Leopard 1min 17.53sec,

6. Astana 1min 21.14sec,

7. Cannondale 1min 28.74sec,

8. Garmin-Sharp 2min 1.94sec,

9. Saxo-Tinkoff 2min 14.17sec,

10. Movistar 2min 31.03sec.

Women's team time trial

1. Specialized-Lululemon 51min 10.69sec,

2. Rabo Women 1min 11.09sec,

3. Orica-AIS 1min 33.83sec,

4. Rusvelo 2min 2.31sec,

5. Mcipollini-Giordana 2min 18.83sec,

6. Wiggle-Honda 2min 33sec,

7. Argos-Shimano 2min 50.51sec,

8. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3min 3.44sec,

9. Sengers Ladies 3min 5.80sec,

10. Boels-Dolmans 3min 33.70sec.

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