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Orica-GreenEdge left with too much ground to make up in TTT Worlds

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Orica GreenEdge ride to silver in the Worlds TTT

Orica GreenEdge ride to silver in the Worlds TTT
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Orica GreenEdge ride to silver in the Worlds TTT

Orica GreenEdge ride to silver in the Worlds TTT
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The top three places on the podium in the men's Worlds team time trial

The top three places on the podium in the men's Worlds team time trial
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

It was a different kind of silver medal for Orica-GreenEdge in the team time trial at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships and, on balance, a decidedly easier defeat to digest. In Florence twelve months ago, the Australian squad lost out to Omega Pharma-QuickStep by the maddening margin of 0.81 of a second and they must have spent much of the year since trying to figure out precisely where in the Tuscan hills those previous decimal points were misplaced.