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Gallery: TTT training at the Worlds

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On the course at the World Championships

On the course at the World Championships
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Team Katusha are underdogs for the TTT

Team Katusha are underdogs for the TTT
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The Team Katusha squad head out for a training session

The Team Katusha squad head out for a training session
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Svein Tuft (Orica GreenEDGE) will be crucial to his team's chances

Svein Tuft (Orica GreenEDGE) will be crucial to his team's chances
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Team Giant Shimano

Team Giant Shimano
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Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) leads his team

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) leads his team
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Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)
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Bradley Wiggins and Dario Cataldo will feature for Team Sky

Bradley Wiggins and Dario Cataldo will feature for Team Sky
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Team Sky finished third in 2013

Team Sky finished third in 2013
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Team Katusha training at the Worlds

Team Katusha training at the Worlds
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Alex Howes and Sebastian Langeveld

Alex Howes and Sebastian Langeveld
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World TT champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma QuickStep)

World TT champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma QuickStep)
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The finish line at the Wrolds in Spain

The finish line at the Wrolds in Spain
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Team Astana set out along the TTT course

Team Astana set out along the TTT course
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Astana will be looking for a solid display in the TTT on Sunday

Astana will be looking for a solid display in the TTT on Sunday
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Team BMC start as one of the favourites for Sunday's TTT

Team BMC start as one of the favourites for Sunday's TTT
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Team Belkin out on course

Team Belkin out on course
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Riders from Team Belkin talk tactics before their training rider

Riders from Team Belkin talk tactics before their training rider
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Tom Boonen and his Omega Pharma teammates

Tom Boonen and his Omega Pharma teammates
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep) in action

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep) in action
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Team Sky out on the course

Team Sky out on the course
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On Sunday the 2014 UCI Road World Championships kick off in Ponferrada, Spain, with the team time trials. It’s the third season in which the trade team discipline has been incorporated and Omega Pharma-QuickStep – led by world champion Tony Martin – will be looking for their third straight win.

In 2013 they edged out Orica-GreenEdge by under a second with Team Sky finishing third. This time around all three teams start with chances of a medal although the Belgian squad are the bookies favourites over the 57.1-kilometre test.

In the women’s event Specialized-Lululemon will be hoping to defend their crown over a course length of 36.15 kilometres.

The majority of teams arrived on Friday and spent Saturday out on the course, testing out their drills and routines ahead of Sunday’s showdown. You can view our training gallery right here and you can tune into Cyclingnews on Sunday for complete coverage from both the women’s and men’s elite races.