FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 22, 2013 – American team Specialized defended
the women’s team time trial crown in the first event of the world road cycling
championship on Sunday.
Specialized, winners last year in the Dutch town of Valkenburg, completed
the 42.8km course in a winning time of 51min 10sec.
The Rabo team, led by multiple world champion Marianne Vos, finished second
at 1:11 with the Australian Orica team claiming third place at 1:33.
It was the second consecutive title for American Evelyn Stevens, German
Trixi Worrack and Dutchwoman Ellen Van Dijk, who had triumphed in the trade
team event last year and teamed up with Britain’s Katie Colclough, American
Carmen Small and German Lisa Brennauer for this year’s edition.
Team time trial (42.8 km)
1. Specialized (USA) 51min 10sec, 2. Rabo (NED) at 1:11, 3. Orica (AUS)
1:33, 4. Rusvelo (RUS) 2:02, 5. MCipollini (ITA) 2:18, 6. Wiggle (GBR) 2:33,
7. Argos (NED) 2:50, 8. Optum ((USA) 3:03, 9. Sengers Ladies (BEL) 3:05, 10.
Boels Dolmans (NED) 3:33, 11. Be Pink (ITA) 3:48, 12. Michela Fanini (ITA)
4:34, 13. Hitec (NOR) 4:38, 14. Lotto (BEL) 4:46, 15. Faren (ITA) 5:27