2013 UCI Road World Championships – Women's team time trial

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Women's team time trial
2013 UCI Road World Championships
Specialized–lululemon won the World title.
Specialized–lululemon won the World title.
Race details
Dates 22 September 2013
Stages 1
Distance 42.79 km (26.59 mi)
Winning time 51' 10.69"[1]
Medalists
   Gold  Specialized–lululemon (United States)
   Silver  Rabobank–Liv Giant (Netherlands)
   Bronze  Orica-AIS (Australia)
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The Women's team time trial of the 2013 UCI Road World Championships took place on 22 September 2013 in the region of Tuscany, Italy.

The course of the race was 42.79 km (26.6 mi) from the town of Pistoia to the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence.[2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Invitations were sent to the 20 leading UCI Women's Teams in the 2013 UCI Team Ranking on 15 August 2013. Teams that accepted the invitation within the deadline had the right to participate, the Italian team Vaiano Fondriest (placed 23rd) also received an invitation. Every participating team selected six riders from its team roster (excluding stagiaires) to compete in the event.[4]

The UCI women's teams that received an invitation are listed below in order of the team ranking as of 15 August. Teams that did not accept the invitation are listed below in italics; in total sixteen teams from eignt nations (where the teams are based) participated.[5]

# Nat Team
1 Netherlands Rabobank–Liv Giant
2 Australia Orica-AIS
3 United States Specialized–lululemon
4 Norway Hitec Products UCK
5 United Kingdom Wiggle-Honda
6 Belgium Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
7 Italy BePink
8 Lithuania Pasta Zara–Cogeas
9 Italy MCipollini Giordana
10 Netherlands Team Argos-Shimano
11 Belgium Lotto Belisol Ladies
12 United States Team TIBCO–To The Top
13 Netherlands Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
14 United States Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
15 Russia RusVelo
16 Italy Faren Kuota
17 Lithuania Chirio Forno D’Asolo
18 Italy S.C. Michela Fanini–Rox
19 Canada GSD Gestion–Kallisto
20 Uzbekistan Team Pratomagno Women
23 Italy Vaiano Fondriest

Preview[edit]

Specialized–lululemon, which won the team time trial at the 2012 Championships, was the favourite for the event. The team won the 42.5 km (26.4 mi) UCI World Cup team time trial race, the Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT 38 seconds ahead of Rabobank–Liv Giant, who finished fourth at the 2012 championships, and 1' 26" ahead of 2012 runners-up Orica-AIS on 16 August.

As well as this, Specialized–lululemon won all team time trials held during the 2013 season; at the Lotto-Belisol Belgium Tour, they won the 19.75 km (12.3 mi) team time trial by 35 seconds from Orica-AIS, while Rabobank–Liv Giant did not participate. At the Holland Ladies Tour, Specialized–lululemon won the 32.2 km (20.0 mi) km team time trial by 15 seconds ahead of Orica-AIS, and 37 seconds ahead of Rabobank–Liv Giant.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Event
22 September 2013 10:00–11:35 Women's team time trial
22 September 2013 11:55 Victory ceremony

Source[6]

Final classification[edit]

[1]

Rank Team Riders Time
1 United States Specialized–lululemon  Lisa Brennauer (DEU)
 Katie Colclough (GBR)
 Carmen Small (USA)
 Evelyn Stevens (USA)
 Ellen van Dijk (NED)
 Trixi Worrack (DEU)
51' 10.69"
2 Netherlands Rabobank–Liv Giant  Lucinda Brand (NED)
 Thalita de Jong (NED)
 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA)
 Roxane Knetemann (NED)
 Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)
 Marianne Vos (NED)
+ 1' 11.09"
3 Australia Orica-AIS  Annette Edmondson (AUS)
 Shara Gillow (AUS)
 Loes Gunnewijk (NED)
 Melissa Hoskins (AUS)
 Emma Johansson (SWE)
 Amanda Spratt (AUS)
+ 1' 33.83"
4 Russia RusVelo  Alexandra Burchenkova (RUS)
 Anastasia Chulkova (RUS)
 Oxana Kozonchuk (RUS)
 Elena Kuchinskaya (RUS)
 Evgenia Romanyuta (RUS)
 Olga Zabelinskaya (RUS)
+ 2' 02.31"
5 Italy MCipollini-Giordana  Tatiana Antoshina (RUS)
 Valentina Carretta (ITA)
 Tatiana Guderzo (ITA)
 Małgorzata Jasińska (POL)
 Valentina Scandolara (ITA)
 Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)
+ 2' 18.83"
6 United Kingdom Wiggle–Honda  Charlotte Becker (DEU)
 Emily Collins (NZL)
 Dani King (GBR)
 Lauren Kitchen (AUS)
 Joanna Rowsell (GBR)
 Linda Villumsen (NZL)
+ 2' 33.00"
7 Netherlands Team Argos-Shimano  Janneke Busser Kanis (NED)
 Elke Gebhardt (DEU)
 Willeke Knol (NED)
 Amy Pieters (NED)
 Esra Tromp (NED)
 Kirsten Wild (NED)
+ 2' 50.51"
8 United States Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies  Lauren Hall (USA)
 Janel Holcomb (USA)
 Leah Kirchmann (CAN)
 Joëlle Numainville (CAN)
 Denise Ramsden (CAN)
 Jade Wilcoxson (USA)
+ 3' 03.44"
9 Belgium Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  Sofie De Vuyst (BEL)
 Vera Koedooder (NED)
 Maaike Polspoel (BEL)
 Julia Soek (NED)
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
+ 3' 05.80"
10 Netherlands Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  Lizzie Armitstead (GBR)
 Jessie Daams (BEL)
 Romy Kasper (DEU)
 Nina Kessler (NED)
 Emma Trott (GBR)
 Adrie Visser (NED)
+ 3' 33.70"
11 Italy Be Pink  Noemi Cantele (ITA)
 Simona Frapporti (ITA)
 Dalia Muccioli (ITA)
 Doris Schweizer (SUI)
 Silvia Valsecchi (ITA)
 Małgorzata Wojtyra (POL)
+ 3' 48.49"
12 Italy S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox  Aude Biannic (FRA)
 Mireia Epelde (ESP)
 Jutatip Maneephan (THA)
 Edwige Pitel (FRA)
 Liisi Rist (EST)
 Lara Vieceli (ITA)
+ 4' 34.18"
13 Norway Hitec Products UCK  Emilia Fahlin (SWE)
 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (NOR)
 Julie Leth (DEN)
 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)
 Rossella Ratto (ITA)
 Thea Thorsen (NOR)
+ 4' 38.50"
14 Belgium Lotto–Belisol Ladies  Marijn de Vries (NED)
 Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)
 Ann-Sophie Duyck (BEL)
 Sharon Laws (GBR)
 Carlee Taylor (AUS)
 Céline Van Severen (BEL)
+ 4' 46.14"
15 Italy Faren Kuota  Elena Cecchini (ITA)
 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA)
 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (FRA)
 Giuseppina Grassi (MEX)
 Carolina Rodríguez (MEX)
 Patricia Schwager (SUI)
+ 5' 27.38"
16 Italy Vaiano Fondriest  Valentina Bastianelli (ITA)
 Alessandra D'Ettorre (ITA)
 Barbara Guarischi (ITA)
 Sérika Guluma (COL)
 Kataržina Sosna (LTU)
 Chiara Vannucci (ITA)
+ 5' 30.87"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results / Résultats: Team Time Trial Women / Contre-la-montre par équipe femmes" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sunday 29 September". UCI. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tuscany 2013 world championship routes unveiled". Cycling News. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Competition Guide Apendixes". UCI. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Start List / Liste de départ Team Time Trial Women / Contre la montre par équipe femmes" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Competitions guide" (PDF). UCI. Retrieved 21 August 2013.