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.