We thought the women’s 2015 Team Time Trial at the 2015 Road Cycling World Championships would be the most unpredictable TTT Worlds yet, and wow, it was even better – excitement all the way to the end. So if you missed it, you might be kicking yourself…. but that’s OK, I’m here to help with videos, results, photos, rider reactions and more!
First, the UCI highlights
And the full race replay, commentated by Rochelle Gilmore and Ant McCrossan.
Race reports from the UCI, I love Balint Hamvas’ photo gallery from the TTTs, especially the riders’ post-race reactions. More photo galleries from Cyclingnews, VeloNews (and their Velocio bike gallery), UCI race and backstage, and Mini-Bear Travels. And a fan’s-eye view of the race from Giro Jenny.
1. Velocio-SRAM (Alena Amialiusik, Lisa Brennauer, Karol-Ann Canuel, Trixi Worrack, Mieke Kröger, Barbara Guarischi) 0:47:35.72
2. Boels Dolmans (Lizzie Armitstead, Chantal Blaak, Evelyn Stevens, Ellen van Dijk, Katarzyna Pawlowska, Christine Majerus), + 00:06.66
3. Rabo-Liv (Lucinda Brand, Thalita de Jong, Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Anna van der Breggen, Roxane Knetemann, Shara Gillow) + 00:56.12
4. Wiggle Honda (Jolien D’Hoore, Nettie Edmondson, Emilia Fahlin, Elisa longo Borghini, Dani King, Audrey Cordon) + 01:10.15
5. Twenty16 p/b Sho Air (Allie Dragoo, Andrea Dvorak, Lauren Hall, Alison Jackson, Lauren Komanski, Leah Thomas) + 02:04.88
6. UnitedHealthcare (Laure Brown, Rushlee Buchanan, Linda Villumsen, Ruth Winder, Cari Higgins) + 02:50.66
7. ORICA-AIS (Gracie Elvin, Katrin Garfoot, Amanda Spratt, Lizzie Williams, Sarah Roy, Macey Stewart) + 02:53.71
8. BTC City Ljubljana (Eugenia Bujak, Corinna Lechner, Olena Pavlukhina, Ursa Pintar, Polona Batagelj, Martina Ritter) + 03:02.93
9. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies (Amy Charity, Jasmine Glaesser, Leah Kirchmann, Brianna Walle, Alison Tetrick)
10. Hitec Products (Tatiana Guderzo, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Lauren Kitchen, , Emilie Moberg, Miriam Bjørnsrud), + 03:31.69
Velocio-SRAM were of course delighted to keep their run of 4 TTT Worlds gold medals in a row unbroken. Here’s their race report, and some rider reactions from Karol-Ann Canuel, Lisa Brennauer and Trixi Worrack.
This was the last race of the team, and boss Kristy Scrymgeour must have had that bitter-sweet feeling
Boels-Dolmans were disappointed with their silver – especially after Christine Majerus punctured early in the race, but it makes them hungry for 2016. Race report, and reactions from Majerus and Evelyn Stevens:
That’s crazy, kicking out a rider like that, and not giving the team any chances to change the bike… And then there’s this…
Finally, every day the UCI is putting out a magazine video about backstage life at the Champs – here are their first two: