Six riders per team in Eindhoven

The ProTour team time trial in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, on June 19, will only have six riders per team taking part. It was originally planned to have eight or nine riders per team, but the team managers were against the idea, and were backed up by the UCI.

"Up until the last moment we defended our concern," said organiser Gerrie van Gerwen. "We wanted eight or nine riders to make it a really ultimate test for the team time trial in the Tour de France, but we came up against a veto from the team leaders. They wanted teams of no more than six riders. The UCI ruled in their favour."

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