Omega Pharma-Quick Step wins world championship team time trial

Omega Pharma-Quick Step rode to victory in the men's team time trial at the road world championships in Valkenburg, the Netherlands, with a disciplined display over the 53.2km course. The Belgian team of Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel, Tony Martin, Peter Velits, Kristof Vandewalle, and Niki Terpstra, beat BMC into second place with Orica-GreenEdge finishing in third. There were no medals for the home nation's teams with Rabobank, Vacansoleil-DCM and Argos Shimano all finishing off the podium.

Quick Step was fastest at every time check, finishing with all six riders in a time of 1:03:17.17. BMC were the closest challengers but where QuickStep were fluid and organised on the final climb of the Cauberg, BMC fell away, splintering near the top of the climb. Despite a late dash for the line, the American outfit finished just three seconds down.

GreenEdge were consistent throughout, only dropping off the podium at the second intermediate check, and although they were down to four men at the finish, their riders had done enough to squeeze Liquigas-Cannondale off the podium with a time of 1:04:04.23, 47 seconds down on the winners.

Rabobank, arguably the strongest Dutch team on paper, had started out with clear intent, setting the joint fastest time at the first checkpoint. They lost Wilco Kelderman soon after and gradually lost time over the second half of the course. They were still in with an outside chance of a medal until the foot of the Cauberg however, but an acceleration from Stef Clement shattered their momentum with only one teammate able to hold the Dutchman's wheel. Rabobank reformed after cresting the top of the climb, but the damage had been done and the team eventually finished in fifth, 1:08.13 behind Omega Pharma-Quick Step.

After Specialized-lululemon had dominated the women's event in the morning, the men's peloton took centre stage, racing over a longer course of 53.2km. MTN Qhubeka, who had yesterday announced plans to move into the ProContinental peloton were the first squad to roll down the start ramp in Sittard.

The early slots saw teams from below the ProTour compete on the world stage and was Itera - Katusha and Team Optum Presented By Kelly Benefit Strategies that dominated the early stages, incflicting defeats on a number of WordlTour teams FDJ-Big Mat, and Lampre - ISD.

Liquigas-Cannondale were the first of the genuine contenders to set a marker, racing through the first of three intermediate checkpoints in 14:07.96 with Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali working together in perhaps their last race together.

Behind them, Rabobank raced off the blocks, their six-man team setting a blistering pace from the start. Astana, Katusha, RadioShack and Sky all flattered to deceive and by the time Sky - the last team off - were on the road it looked as though the medals would eventually be split between Omega - tied with Rabobank at the first checkpoint - BMC, Orica and Liquigas.

At the top of the Lange Raarberg, the second check at 21km, Omega's class was starting to tell, with BMC and a faltering Rabobank both at eight seconds. Liquigas had slipped to ninth, while Orica had held their pace to sit 12 seconds down.

By the point of the Bergsweg - the second check at 38km, Omega still led with an equally intact BMC still at eight seconds. Orica had moved into third, but dropped a man, while Rabobank were down to four riders and off the podium for the first time.

The race was won and lost on the Caugberg. At the foot of the climb, BMC had narrowed the gap to Omega and as Phinney swung over and allowed van Garderen to the front, the Belgian team were just two seconds ahead.

Boonen's team had already finished at this point, having moved into the hot seat vacated by Liquigas but whereas Omega kept the rhythm steady, BMC kicked for home. At one point, van Garderen was alone, ahead of his teammates. An inevitable pause ensued as Phinney, Pinotti and Gilbert clawed their way back to the American's rear wheel, but despite a late rally Omega held on.

Orica were still on the road but they had done enough to slip into third and relegate Liquigas to fourth, while Rabobank had to settle for fifth.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:03:17.17
Row 1 - Cell 0 Tom Boonen (Bel)Row 1 - Cell 2
Row 2 - Cell 0 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)Row 2 - Cell 2
Row 3 - Cell 0 Tony Martin (Ger)Row 3 - Cell 2
Row 4 - Cell 0 Niki Terpstra (Ned)Row 4 - Cell 2
Row 5 - Cell 0 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel)Row 5 - Cell 2
Row 6 - Cell 0 Peter Velits (Svk)Row 6 - Cell 2
2BMC Racing Team0:00:03.23
Row 8 - Cell 0 Alessandro Ballan (Ita)Row 8 - Cell 2
Row 9 - Cell 0 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)Row 9 - Cell 2
Row 10 - Cell 0 Taylor Phinney (USA)Row 10 - Cell 2
Row 11 - Cell 0 Marco Pinotti (Ita)Row 11 - Cell 2
Row 12 - Cell 0 Manuel Quinziato (Ita)Row 12 - Cell 2
Row 13 - Cell 0 Tejay Van Garderen (USA)Row 13 - Cell 2
3Orica GreenEdge0:00:47.06
Row 15 - Cell 0 Sam Bewley (NZl)Row 15 - Cell 2
Row 16 - Cell 0 Luke Durbridge (Aus)Row 16 - Cell 2
Row 17 - Cell 0 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)Row 17 - Cell 2
Row 18 - Cell 0 Cameron Meyer (Aus)Row 18 - Cell 2
Row 19 - Cell 0 Jens Mouris (Ned)Row 19 - Cell 2
Row 20 - Cell 0 Svein Tuft (Can)Row 20 - Cell 2
4Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:04.73
Row 22 - Cell 0 Maciej Bodnar (Pol)Row 22 - Cell 2
Row 23 - Cell 0 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita)Row 23 - Cell 2
Row 24 - Cell 0 Kristijan Koren (Slo)Row 24 - Cell 2
Row 25 - Cell 0 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)Row 25 - Cell 2
Row 26 - Cell 0 Maciej Paterski (Pol)Row 26 - Cell 2
Row 27 - Cell 0 Peter Sagan (Svk)Row 27 - Cell 2
5Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:08.13
Row 29 - Cell 0 Lars Boom (Ned)Row 29 - Cell 2
Row 30 - Cell 0 Stef Clement (Ned)Row 30 - Cell 2
Row 31 - Cell 0 Rick Flens (Ned)Row 31 - Cell 2
Row 32 - Cell 0 Robert Gesink (Ned)Row 32 - Cell 2
Row 33 - Cell 0 Wilco Kelderman (Ned)Row 33 - Cell 2
Row 34 - Cell 0 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa)Row 34 - Cell 2
6Movistar Team0:01:18.57
Row 36 - Cell 0 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc)Row 36 - Cell 2
Row 37 - Cell 0 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa)Row 37 - Cell 2
Row 38 - Cell 0 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa)Row 38 - Cell 2
Row 39 - Cell 0 Vladimir Karpets (Rus)Row 39 - Cell 2
Row 40 - Cell 0 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)Row 40 - Cell 2
Row 41 - Cell 0 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa)Row 41 - Cell 2
7Katusha Team0:01:18.81
Row 43 - Cell 0 Maxim Belkov (Rus)Row 43 - Cell 2
Row 44 - Cell 0 Vladimir Gusev (Rus)Row 44 - Cell 2
Row 45 - Cell 0 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr)Row 45 - Cell 2
Row 46 - Cell 0 Denis Menchov (Rus)Row 46 - Cell 2
Row 47 - Cell 0 Gatis Smukulis (Lat)Row 47 - Cell 2
Row 48 - Cell 0 Eduard Vorganov (Rus)Row 48 - Cell 2
8Radioshack-Nissan0:01:21.22
Row 50 - Cell 0 Tony Gallopin (Fra)Row 50 - Cell 2
Row 51 - Cell 0 Andreas Klöden (Ger)Row 51 - Cell 2
Row 52 - Cell 0 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)Row 52 - Cell 2
Row 53 - Cell 0 Jesse Sergent (NZl)Row 53 - Cell 2
Row 54 - Cell 0 Jens Voigt (Ger)Row 54 - Cell 2
Row 55 - Cell 0 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa)Row 55 - Cell 2
9Sky Procycling0:01:32.33
Row 57 - Cell 0 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)Row 57 - Cell 2
Row 58 - Cell 0 Alex Dowsett (GBr)Row 58 - Cell 2
Row 59 - Cell 0 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa)Row 59 - Cell 2
Row 60 - Cell 0 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col)Row 60 - Cell 2
Row 61 - Cell 0 Ian Stannard (GBr)Row 61 - Cell 2
Row 62 - Cell 0 Geraint Thomas (GBr)Row 62 - Cell 2
10Garmin - Sharp0:01:35.13
Row 64 - Cell 0 Jack Bauer (NZl)Row 64 - Cell 2
Row 65 - Cell 0 Thomas Dekker (Ned)Row 65 - Cell 2
Row 66 - Cell 0 Martijn Maaskant (Ned)Row 66 - Cell 2
Row 67 - Cell 0 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu)Row 67 - Cell 2
Row 68 - Cell 0 Andrew Talansky (USA)Row 68 - Cell 2
Row 69 - Cell 0 Johan Van Summeren (Bel)Row 69 - Cell 2
11Astana Pro Team0:01:44.97
Row 71 - Cell 0 Assan Bazayev (Kaz)Row 71 - Cell 2
Row 72 - Cell 0 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz)Row 72 - Cell 2
Row 73 - Cell 0 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)Row 73 - Cell 2
Row 74 - Cell 0 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz)Row 74 - Cell 2
Row 75 - Cell 0 Tanel Kangert (Est)Row 75 - Cell 2
Row 76 - Cell 0 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz)Row 76 - Cell 2
12Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:01:48.21
Row 78 - Cell 0 Thomas De Gendt (Bel)Row 78 - Cell 2
Row 79 - Cell 0 Martijn Keizer (Ned)Row 79 - Cell 2
Row 80 - Cell 0 Gustav Larsson (Swe)Row 80 - Cell 2
Row 81 - Cell 0 Marco Marcato (Ita)Row 81 - Cell 2
Row 82 - Cell 0 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol)Row 82 - Cell 2
Row 83 - Cell 0 Lieuwe Westra (Ned)Row 83 - Cell 2
13Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:01:48.35
Row 85 - Cell 0 Manuele Boaro (Ita)Row 85 - Cell 2
Row 86 - Cell 0 Michael Morkov (Den)Row 86 - Cell 2
Row 87 - Cell 0 Luke Roberts (Aus)Row 87 - Cell 2
Row 88 - Cell 0 Nicki Sörensen (Den)Row 88 - Cell 2
Row 89 - Cell 0 David Tanner (Aus)Row 89 - Cell 2
Row 90 - Cell 0 Matteo Tosatto (Ita)Row 90 - Cell 2
14Rusvelo0:02:14.08
Row 92 - Cell 0 Artur Ershov (Rus)Row 92 - Cell 2
Row 93 - Cell 0 Sergey Firsanov (Rus)Row 93 - Cell 2
Row 94 - Cell 0 Valery Kaykov (Rus)Row 94 - Cell 2
Row 95 - Cell 0 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus)Row 95 - Cell 2
Row 96 - Cell 0 Artem Ovechkin (Rus)Row 96 - Cell 2
Row 97 - Cell 0 Alexander Serov (Rus)Row 97 - Cell 2
15Ag2R La Mondiale0:02:26.14
Row 99 - Cell 0 Maxime Bouet (Fra)Row 99 - Cell 2
Row 100 - Cell 0 Sylvain Georges (Fra)Row 100 - Cell 2
Row 101 - Cell 0 Matteo Montaguti (Ita)Row 101 - Cell 2
Row 102 - Cell 0 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)Row 102 - Cell 2
Row 103 - Cell 0 Christophe Riblon (Fra)Row 103 - Cell 2
Row 104 - Cell 0 Nicolas Roche (Irl)Row 104 - Cell 2
16Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:30.86
Row 106 - Cell 0 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa)Row 106 - Cell 2
Row 107 - Cell 0 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa)Row 107 - Cell 2
Row 108 - Cell 0 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa)Row 108 - Cell 2
Row 109 - Cell 0 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa)Row 109 - Cell 2
Row 110 - Cell 0 Romain Sicard (Fra)Row 110 - Cell 2
Row 111 - Cell 0 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa)Row 111 - Cell 2
17Lotto Belisol Team0:02:32.98
Row 113 - Cell 0 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)Row 113 - Cell 2
Row 114 - Cell 0 Gaetan Bille (Bel)Row 114 - Cell 2
Row 115 - Cell 0 Bart De Clercq (Bel)Row 115 - Cell 2
Row 116 - Cell 0 Jens Debusschere (Bel)Row 116 - Cell 2
Row 117 - Cell 0 Adam Hansen (Aus)Row 117 - Cell 2
Row 118 - Cell 0 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)Row 118 - Cell 2
18Team Argos - Shimano0:03:01.65
Row 120 - Cell 0 Bert De Backer (Bel)Row 120 - Cell 2
Row 121 - Cell 0 Patrick Gretsch (Ger)Row 121 - Cell 2
Row 122 - Cell 0 Roger Kluge (Ger)Row 122 - Cell 2
Row 123 - Cell 0 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned)Row 123 - Cell 2
Row 124 - Cell 0 Matthieu Sprick (Fra)Row 124 - Cell 2
Row 125 - Cell 0 Albert Timmer (Ned)Row 125 - Cell 2
19Itera - Katusha0:03:09.53
Row 127 - Cell 0 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus)Row 127 - Cell 2
Row 128 - Cell 0 Dmitriy Kosyakov (Rus)Row 128 - Cell 2
Row 129 - Cell 0 Maxim Pokidov (Rus)Row 129 - Cell 2
Row 130 - Cell 0 Alexander Rybakov (Rus)Row 130 - Cell 2
Row 131 - Cell 0 Andrei Solomennikov (Rus)Row 131 - Cell 2
Row 132 - Cell 0 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus)Row 132 - Cell 2
20Team Optum Presented By Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:13.40
Row 134 - Cell 0 Jesse Anthony (USA)Row 134 - Cell 2
Row 135 - Cell 0 Michael Creed (USA)Row 135 - Cell 2
Row 136 - Cell 0 Michael Friedman (USA)Row 136 - Cell 2
Row 137 - Cell 0 Reid Mumford (USA)Row 137 - Cell 2
Row 138 - Cell 0 Tom Zirbel (USA)Row 138 - Cell 2
Row 139 - Cell 0 Scott Zwizanski (USA)Row 139 - Cell 2
21Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:17.71
Row 141 - Cell 0 Julien Fouchard (Fra)Row 141 - Cell 2
Row 142 - Cell 0 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa)Row 142 - Cell 2
Row 143 - Cell 0 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel)Row 143 - Cell 2
Row 144 - Cell 0 Rein Taaramae (Est)Row 144 - Cell 2
Row 145 - Cell 0 Tristan Valentin (Fra)Row 145 - Cell 2
Row 146 - Cell 0 Romain Zingle (Bel)Row 146 - Cell 2
22Fdj-Big Mat0:03:23.22
Row 148 - Cell 0 David Boucher (Fra)Row 148 - Cell 2
Row 149 - Cell 0 Sandy Casar (Fra)Row 149 - Cell 2
Row 150 - Cell 0 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra)Row 150 - Cell 2
Row 151 - Cell 0 Anthony Roux (Fra)Row 151 - Cell 2
Row 152 - Cell 0 Jérémy Roy (Fra)Row 152 - Cell 2
Row 153 - Cell 0 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)Row 153 - Cell 2
23Mtn Qhubeka0:03:38.22
Row 155 - Cell 0 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA)Row 155 - Cell 2
Row 156 - Cell 0 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA)Row 156 - Cell 2
Row 157 - Cell 0 Bradley Potgieter (RSA)Row 157 - Cell 2
Row 158 - Cell 0 Meran Russan (Eri)Row 158 - Cell 2
Row 159 - Cell 0 Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA)Row 159 - Cell 2
Row 160 - Cell 0 Jacobus Venter (RSA)Row 160 - Cell 2
24Acqua & Sapone0:03:54.36
Row 162 - Cell 0 Paolo Ciavatta (Ita)Row 162 - Cell 2
Row 163 - Cell 0 Massimo Codol (Ita)Row 163 - Cell 2
Row 164 - Cell 0 Francesco Di Paolo (Ita)Row 164 - Cell 2
Row 165 - Cell 0 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro)Row 165 - Cell 2
Row 166 - Cell 0 Danilo Napolitano (Ita)Row 166 - Cell 2
Row 167 - Cell 0 Francesco Reda (Ita)Row 167 - Cell 2
25Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:56.35
Row 169 - Cell 0 Sander Armee (Bel)Row 169 - Cell 2
Row 170 - Cell 0 Laurens De Vreese (Bel)Row 170 - Cell 2
Row 171 - Cell 0 Pieter Jacobs (Bel)Row 171 - Cell 2
Row 172 - Cell 0 Stijn Neirynck (Bel)Row 172 - Cell 2
Row 173 - Cell 0 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel)Row 173 - Cell 2
Row 174 - Cell 0 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel)Row 174 - Cell 2
26Ccc Polsat Polkowice0:03:58.23
Row 176 - Cell 0 Piotr Gawronski (Pol)Row 176 - Cell 2
Row 177 - Cell 0 Tomasz Kiendys (Pol)Row 177 - Cell 2
Row 178 - Cell 0 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol)Row 178 - Cell 2
Row 179 - Cell 0 Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul)Row 179 - Cell 2
Row 180 - Cell 0 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol)Row 180 - Cell 2
Row 181 - Cell 0 Mateusz Taciak (Pol)Row 181 - Cell 2
27Adria Mobil0:04:10.35
Row 183 - Cell 0 Kristijan Durasek (Cro)Row 183 - Cell 2
Row 184 - Cell 0 Kristjan Fajt (Slo)Row 184 - Cell 2
Row 185 - Cell 0 Matej Gnezda (Slo)Row 185 - Cell 2
Row 186 - Cell 0 Marko Kump (Slo)Row 186 - Cell 2
Row 187 - Cell 0 Matej Mugerli (Slo)Row 187 - Cell 2
Row 188 - Cell 0 Radoslav Rogina (Cro)Row 188 - Cell 2
28Lampre - Isd0:04:18.76
Row 190 - Cell 0 Matteo Bono (Ita)Row 190 - Cell 2
Row 191 - Cell 0 Davide Cimolai (Ita)Row 191 - Cell 2
Row 192 - Cell 0 Adriano Malori (Ita)Row 192 - Cell 2
Row 193 - Cell 0 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)Row 193 - Cell 2
Row 194 - Cell 0 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita)Row 194 - Cell 2
Row 195 - Cell 0 Davide Vigano (Ita)Row 195 - Cell 2
29Caja Rural0:04:32.35
Row 197 - Cell 0 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa)Row 197 - Cell 2
Row 198 - Cell 0 Hernani Broco (Por)Row 198 - Cell 2
Row 199 - Cell 0 Karol Domagalski (Pol)Row 199 - Cell 2
Row 200 - Cell 0 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru)Row 200 - Cell 2
Row 201 - Cell 0 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa)Row 201 - Cell 2
Row 202 - Cell 0 Alexander Riabkin (Rus)Row 202 - Cell 2
30Rabobank Continental Team0:04:37.01
Row 204 - Cell 0 Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned)Row 204 - Cell 2
Row 205 - Cell 0 Moreno Hofland (Ned)Row 205 - Cell 2
Row 206 - Cell 0 Daan Olivier (Ned)Row 206 - Cell 2
Row 207 - Cell 0 Danny Van Poppel (Ned)Row 207 - Cell 2
Row 208 - Cell 0 Rick Zabel (Ger)Row 208 - Cell 2
Row 209 - Cell 0 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger)Row 209 - Cell 2
31Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:05:23.76
Row 211 - Cell 0 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi)Row 211 - Cell 2
Row 212 - Cell 0 Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra)Row 212 - Cell 2
Row 213 - Cell 0 Javier Megias Leal (Spa)Row 213 - Cell 2
Row 214 - Cell 0 Georg Preidler (Aut)Row 214 - Cell 2
Row 215 - Cell 0 Joey Rosskopf (USA)Row 215 - Cell 2
Row 216 - Cell 0 Martijn Verschoor (Ned)Row 216 - Cell 2
32Saur - Sojasun0:05:24.54
Row 218 - Cell 0 Cyril Bessy (Fra)Row 218 - Cell 2
Row 219 - Cell 0 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)Row 219 - Cell 2
Row 220 - Cell 0 Brice Feillu (Fra)Row 220 - Cell 2
Row 221 - Cell 0 Cyril Lemoine (Fra)Row 221 - Cell 2
Row 222 - Cell 0 Laurent Mangel (Fra)Row 222 - Cell 2
Row 223 - Cell 0 Paul Poux (Fra)Row 223 - Cell 2

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