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2015 UCI Road World Championships – Men's team time trial

The Men's team time trial of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships was a cycling event that took place on September 20, 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. It was the 31st edition of the championship, and the 4th since its reintroduction in 2012. American team BMC Racing Team were the defending champions, having won in 2014.

Men's team time trial
2015 UCI Road World Championships
BMC riding to victory
BMC riding to victory
Race details
DatesSeptember 20, 2015
Stages1
Distance38.6 km (23.98 mi)
Winning time42' 07.97"[1]
Medalists
   Gold BMC Racing Team
   Silver Etixx–Quick-Step
   Bronze Movistar Team
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As they did in 2014, BMC Racing Team won the title ahead of Etixx–Quick-Step by a margin of 11.35 seconds, with the Movistar Team completing the podium, 30.11 seconds down on the winning time.[1][2][3]

Contents

CourseEdit

 
Altitude profile of the team time trial course

The course rolled off from Henrico County at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, originally the Lakeside Wheel Club, founded in 1895 as a gathering spot for turn-of-the-century cyclists. The opening kilometers raced through Richmond's historic Northside neighborhoods leading into downtown. The course continued east of Richmond down rural Route 5, which parallels the 50-mile Virginia Capital Trail. The first few kilometers were scenic, flat, open roads that eventually narrowed and went through Richmond National Battlefield Park, a historic Civil War site. The race re-entered the city through Shockoe Bottom, eventually making a hard right turn on Governor Street to ascend 300 meters (980 feet). At the top, the teams had to take a sharp left turn onto the false-flat finishing straight, 680 meters (2,230 feet) to the finish.[4]

QualificationEdit

It was an obligation for all 2015 UCI ProTeams to participate. As well as this, invitations were sent to the 20 leading teams of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour, the top 5 leading teams of the 2015 UCI America Tour and 2015 UCI Asia Tour and the leading teams of the 2015 UCI Africa Tour and 2015 UCI Oceania Tour on August 15, 2015. Teams that accepted the invitation within the deadline had the right to participate. Every participating team were allowed to register nine riders from its team roster, with the exception of stagiaires, and had to select six riders to compete in the event.[5][6]

ScheduleEdit

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).[7]

Date Time Event
September 20, 2015 13:30–15:30 Men's team time trial

Final classificationEdit

 
Etixx-Quick Step finished second
 
Orica-GreenEDGE finished fourth

BMC Racing won the event, beating Etixx-Quick Step by more than 11 seconds.[1] Tinkoff-Saxo finished last, more than 8 minutes behind the race winners, after Michael Valgren and Michael Rogers touched wheels and crashed.[8]

Rank Team Riders Time
1   BMC Racing Team   Rohan Dennis (AUS)
  Silvan Dillier (SUI)
  Stefan Küng (SUI)
  Daniel Oss (ITA)
  Taylor Phinney (USA)
  Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
42' 07.97"
2   Etixx–Quick-Step   Tom Boonen (BEL)
  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
  Yves Lampaert (BEL)
  Tony Martin (GER)
  Niki Terpstra (NED)
  Rigoberto Urán (COL)
+ 11.35"
3   Movistar Team   Andrey Amador (CRC)
  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP)
  Alex Dowsett (GBR)
  Ion Izagirre (ESP)
  Adriano Malori (ITA)
  Jasha Sütterlin (GER)
+ 30.11"
4   Orica–GreenEDGE   Sam Bewley (NZL)
  Luke Durbridge (AUS)
  Michael Hepburn (AUS)
  Michael Matthews (AUS)
  Jens Mouris (NED)
  Svein Tuft (CAN)
+ 53.73"
5   Team Giant–Alpecin   Nikias Arndt (GER)
  Tom Dumoulin (NED)
  Chad Haga (USA)
  Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE)
  Georg Preidler (AUT)
  Ramon Sinkeldam (NED)
+ 1' 03.69"
6   LottoNL–Jumbo   Robert Gesink (NED)
  Wilco Kelderman (NED)
  Tom Leezer (NED)
  Maarten Tjallingii (NED)
  Jos van Emden (NED)
  Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)
+ 1' 17.03"
7   Lotto–Soudal   Lars Bak (DEN)
  Tiesj Benoot (BEL)
  Tony Gallopin (FRA)
  Greg Henderson (NZL)
  Jürgen Roelandts (BEL)
  Tim Wellens (BEL)
+ 1' 26.47"
8   Astana   Lars Boom (NED)
  Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
  Andriy Hryvko (UKR)
  Tanel Kangert (EST)
  Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)
  Luis León Sánchez (ESP)
+ 1' 37.13"
9   Team Sky   Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)
  Danny Pate (USA)
  Salvatore Puccio (ITA)
  Luke Rowe (GBR)
  Ian Stannard (GBR)
  Elia Viviani (ITA)
+ 1' 41.17"
10   Trek Factory Racing   Marco Coledan (ITA)
  Stijn Devolder (BEL)
  Fabio Felline (ITA)
  Markel Irizar (ESP)
  Jesse Sergent (NZL)
  Riccardo Zoidl (AUT)
+ 1' 46.60"
11   FDJ   Arnaud Démare (FRA)
  Alexandre Geniez (FRA)
  Mathieu Ladagnous (FRA)
  Johan Le Bon (FRA)
  Steve Morabito (SUI)
  Jérémy Roy (FRA)
+ 1' 48.42"
12   Cannondale–Garmin   Kristijan Koren (SLO)
  Sebastian Langeveld (NED)
  Alan Marangoni (ITA)
  Moreno Moser (ITA)
  Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU)
  Dylan van Baarle (NED)
+ 1' 49.80"
13   IAM Cycling   Matthias Brändle (AUT)
  Stef Clement (NED)
  Jérôme Coppel (FRA)
  Reto Hollenstein (SUI)
  Jarlinson Pantano (COL)
  Aleksejs Saramotins (LAT)
+ 1' 57.67"
14   AG2R La Mondiale   Gediminas Bagdonas (LTU)
  Damien Gaudin (FRA)
  Patrick Gretsch (GER)
  Hugo Houle (CAN)
  Christophe Riblon (FRA)
  Johan Vansummeren (BEL)
+ 2' 03.73"
15   Lampre–Merida   Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)
  Rui Costa (POR)
  Nelson Oliveira (POR)
  Luka Pibernik (SLO)
  Rubén Plaza (ESP)
  Jan Polanc (SLO)
+ 2' 07.61"
16   Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise   Victor Campenaerts (BEL)
  Pieter Jacobs (BEL)
  Oliver Naesen (BEL)
  Stijn Steels (BEL)
  Arthur Vanoverberghe (BEL)
  Jelle Wallays (BEL)
+ 2' 19.32"
17   Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies   Ryan Anderson (CAN)
  Jesse Anthony (USA)
  Guillaume Boivin (CAN)
  Thomas Soladay (USA)
  Tom Zirbel (USA)
  Scott Zwizanski (USA)
+ 2' 23.90"
18   Team Katusha   Sergey Chernetskiy (RUS)
  Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS)
  Sergey Lagutin (RUS)
  Alexander Porsev (RUS)
  Gatis Smukulis (LAT)
  Ilnur Zakarin (RUS)
+ 2' 33.13"
19   UnitedHealthcare   Carlos Alzate (COL)
  Adrian Hegyvary (USA)
  Karl Menzies (AUS)
  John Murphy (USA)
  Kiel Reijnen (USA)
  Bradley White (USA)
+ 2' 56.19"
20   Jelly Belly–Maxxis   Alexandr Braico (MDA)
  Gavin Mannion (USA)
  Lachlan Morton (AUS)
  Fred Rodriguez (USA)
  Taylor Sheldon (USA)
  Nicolae Tanovitchii (MDA)
+ 3' 41.63"
21   Hincapie Racing Team   Mac Brennan (USA)
  Oscar Clark (USA)
  Andžs Flaksis (LAT)
  Tyler Magner (USA)
  Toms Skujiņš (LAT)
  Dion Smith (NZL)
+ 3' 43.58"
22   Jamis–Hagens Berman   Luis Amarán (CUB)
  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG)
  Daniel Jaramillo (COL)
  Stephen Leece (USA)
  Carson Miller (USA)
  David Williams (USA)
+ 4' 37.17"
23   Vino 4ever   Stepan Astafyev (KAZ)
  Zhandos Bizhigitov (KAZ)
  Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)
  Dmitriy Lukyanov (KAZ)
  Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ)
  Oleg Zemlyakov (KAZ)
+ 4' 43.84"
24   Champion System–Stan's NoTubes   Charles Cassin (USA)
  Drew Christopher (USA)
  Andrew Clemence (USA)
  Bryan Gomez (COL)
  Max Korus (USA)
  Conor Mullervy (USA)
+ 5' 14.51"
25   Lupus Racing Team   Matthieu Jeannes (FRA)
  Evan Murphy (USA)
  Kyle Murphy (USA)
  Michael Olheiser (USA)
  Michael Stone (USA)
  Thomas Vaubourzeix (FRA)
+ 5' 18.72"
26   Astellas Cycling Team   Cortlan Brown (USA)
  Brandon Feehery (USA)
  Daniel Gardner (GBR)
  Max Jenkins (USA)
  Jake Silverberg (USA)
  Jacob Sitler (USA)
+ 5' 58.54"
27   Tinkoff–Saxo   Manuele Boaro (ITA)
  Maciej Bodnar (POL)
  Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN)
  Michael Rogers (AUS)
  Peter Sagan (SVK)
  Michael Valgren (DEN)
+ 8' 11.44"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Results / Résultats: Men's Team Time Trial / Contre-la-montre par équipes Hommes" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Clarke, Stuart (September 20, 2015). "BMC retain Worlds team time trial title ahead of Etixx-Quick Step". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "BMC thunders to victory in world TTT championship". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  4. ^ http://richmond2015.com/about/courses/team-time-trial/
  5. ^ "Qualification" (PDF). Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "UCI Road World Championships". UCI. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Race Schedule". Archived from the original on August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Tinkoff Saxo see Worlds TTT chances ended by heavy crash". Cycling News. Retrieved 21 September 2015.