Worlds Team Time trial Race Thread

Looks like a battle between Omega Pharma and BMC

Anyways does anyone know how many riders of the 6 starters that has to finish for the time to count ? The 4. riders time I would guess but I have not been able to find this anywhere.
 


Start Times (CET)
13:30 MTN-Qhubeka
13:34 Caja Rural
13:38 Adria Mobil
13:42 CCC Polsat
13:46 Itera-Katusha
13:50 Team Optum Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies
13:54 Saur-Sojasun
13:58 Rabobank Continental
14:02 Cofidis
14:06 Acqua&Sapone
14:10 Team Type 1-Sanofi
14:14 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
14:18 Euskaltel-Euskadi
14:22 Ag2r-La Mondiale
14:26 FDJ-BigMat
14:30 RusVelo
14:34 Team Argos-Shimano
14:38 Lampre-ISD
14:42 Lotto-Belisol
14:46 Liquigas-Cannondale
14:50 Astana Pro Team
14:54 Vacansoleil-DCM
14:58 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
15:02 Movistar Team
15:06 Katusha Team
15:10 Rabobank
15:14 RadioShack-Nissan
15:18 Garmin-Sharp
15:22 Omega Pharma-Quick Step
15:26 BMC Racing Team
15:30 Orica-GreenEDGE
15:34 Sky Procycling
 
Looks like they decided the start list before Sky finalized their roaster...they're not exactly favourites, so shouldn't start last.

OPQS will win this easily. GreenEdge 2nd, BMC 3rd.
 
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maltiv said:
Looks like they decided the start list before Sky finalized their roaster...they're not exactly favourites, so shouldn't start last.
They're top of the UCI WorldTour team rankings hence they're going last
 
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maltiv said:
That'd make sense, but GreenEdge are starting 2nd last and are ranked as nr 6.
Yeah I noticed that. It's the UCI; can't expect them to be consistent or logical in their decisions!;)
 
In case you dont know, top 10 teams are going to get massive points for team standings in World Tour

200-170-140-130-120-110-100-90-80-70 points for top 10 teams, winner team get same points for winning TDF (If this is correct, WTF is UCI thinking?)

Edit: I mean just give points for WCRR then, what is that big deal of that TTT?
 
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Ferminal said:
Sky haven't even done a good TTT this year, have they?
Sky was 4th 23 seconds back in the Tirreno-Adriatico TTT, 3rd 9 seconds back in Qatar, 5th in the Vuelta TTT 12 seconds back. So no, for how many time trialist's they have they haven't had any really great TTT results that I can recall this season.

Besides I don't think Sky cares much about winning any more of the big races this season.
 
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burning said:
In case you dont know, top 10 teams are going to get massive points for team standings in World Tour

200-170-140-130-120-110-100-90-80-70 points for top 10 teams, winner team get same points for winning TDF (If this is correct, WTF is UCI thinking?)

Edit: I mean just give points for WCRR then, what is that big deal of that TTT?

Interesting. Would Saxo have been theoretically eligible for such points if they'd kept Contador in their TTT squad?

It's a hard race so it makes sense to have an incentive. I think it was the teams who worked to get this race in place in the first place though. Many don't seem to be sending top squads. Might have been better not to debut this event in an Olympic year?

Orica, OPQS and BMC teams look good.
 

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ansimi said:
Interesting. Would Saxo have been theoretically eligible for such points if they'd kept Contador in their TTT squad?

It's a hard race so it makes sense to have an incentive. I think it was the teams who worked to get this race in place in the first place though. Many don't seem to be sending top squads. Might have been better not to debut this event in an Olympic year?

Orica, OPQS and BMC teams look good.
It´s to close to the other worlds races, many spare the energy for the TT.
It should be scheduled for later in the season instead, after the worlds RR and TT.

OPQS, BMC, GreenEdge.
 
I could really use all the teams lineups to predict this race.

From what I know so far it's going to be between BMC and QSOP, allthough Greenedge have been good at TTT's all year this course might be too lumpy for them.
 
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The relevant teams:

LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (LTB )
136 ROELANDTS Jurgen (Bel)
135 HANSEN Adam (Aus)
134 DEBUSSCHERE Jens (Bel)
133 DE CLERCQ Bart (Bel)
132 BILLE Gaetan (Bel)
131 BAK Lars Ytting (Den)

LIQUIGAS - CANNONDALE (LIQ)
126 SAGAN Peter (Svk)
125 PATERSKI Maciej (Pol)
124 NIBALI Vincenzo (Ita)
123 KOREN Kristjan (Slo)
122 DALL'ANTONIA Tiziano (Ita)
121 BODNAR Maciek (Pol)

ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST)
116 MURAVYEV Dmitriy (Kaz)
115 KANGERT Tanel (Est)
114 GRUZDEV Dmitriy (Kaz)
113 GRIVKO Andriy (Ukr)
112 DYACHENKO Alexsandr (Kaz)
111 BAZAYEV Assan (Kaz)

VACANSOLEIL - DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (VCD)
106 WESTRA Lieuwe (Ned)
105 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz (Pol)
104 MARCATO Marco (Ita)
103 LARSSON Gustav Erik (Swe)
102 KEIZER Martijn (Ned)
101 DE GENDT Thomas (Bel)

TEAM SAXO BANK - TINKOFF BANK (STB )
96 TOSATTO Matteo (Ita)
95 TANNER David (Aus)
94 SØRENSEN Nicki (Den)
93 ROBERTS Luke (Aus)
92 MORKOV Michael (Den)
91 BOARO Manuele (Ita)

MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV)
86 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben (Esp)
85 KIRYIENKA Vasil (Blr)
84 KARPETS Vladimir (Rus)
83 GUTIERREZ PALACIOS José Ivan (Esp)
82 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan (Esp)
81 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey (CRc)

KATUSHA TEAM (KAT)
76 VORGANOV Eduard (Rus)
75 SMUKULIS Gatis (Lat)
74 MENCHOV Denis (Rus)
73 KUSCHYNSKI Aleksandr (Blr)
72 GUSEV Vladimir (Rus)
71 BELKOV Maxim (Rus)

RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (RAB )
66 SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon (Esp)
65 KELDERMAN Wilco (Ned)
64 GESINK Robert (Ned)
63 FLENS Rick (Ned)
62 CLEMENT Stef (Ned)
61 BOOM Lars (Ned)

RADIOSHACK - NISSAN (RNT)
56 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar (Esp)
55 VOIGT Jens (GER)
54 SERGENT Jesse (NZl)
53 POPOVYCH Yaroslav (Ukr)
52 KLÖDEN Andreas (GER)
51 GALLOPIN Tony (Fra)

GARMIN - SHARP (GRS)
46 VAN SUMMEREN Johan (Bel)
45 TALANSKY Andrew (USA)
44 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas (Ltu)
43 MAASKANT Martyn (Ned)
42 DEKKER Thomas (Ned)
41 BAUER Jack (NZl)

OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK STEP (OPQ)
36 VELITS Peter (Svk)
35 VANDEWALLE Kristof (Bel)
34 TERPSTRA Niki (Ned)
33 MARTIN Tony (GER)
32 CHAVANEL Sylvain (Fra)
31 BOONEN Tom (Bel)

BMC RACING TEAM (BMC)
26 VAN GARDEREN Tejay (USA)
25 QUINZIATO Manuel (Ita)
24 PINOTTI Marco (Ita)
23 PHINNEY Taylor (USA)
22 GILBERT Philippe (Bel)
21 BALLAN Alessandro (Ita)

ORICA - GREENEDGE (OGE)
16 TUFT Svein (Can)
15 MOURIS Jens (Ned)
14 MEYER Cameron (Aus)
13 LANGEVELD Sebastian (Ned)
12 DURBRIDGE Luke (Aus)
11 BEWLEY Sam (NZl)

SKY PRO CYCLING (SKY)
6 THOMAS Geraint (GBr)
5 STANNARD Ian (GBr)
4 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio (Col)
3 FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio (Esp)
2 DOWSETT Alex (GBr)
1 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (Nor)
 
The first long TT we are allowed to observe since 2005.
I hope all riders are motivated and really go hard. I fso it should be a good battle between the likes of Omega, BMC and Greenedge.
Maybe another team can pull an upset, too.
 
Hitec making the early running, but AA Drink about to start, they're the first pretty big teams to go. Rabobank, Orica and Specialized-Lululemon still to start.

Edit: just as I say that, BePink take 20 seconds out of Hitec at the first intermediate.
 

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