2013 Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
|2013 UCI Women's Road World Cup, race 6 of 8|
|Dates||16 August 2013|
|Distance||42.5 km (26.41 mi)|
|Winning time||53' 59.4"|
|2013 UCI Women's Road World Cup|
|Round 1||Ronde van Drenthe|
|Round 2||Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio|
|Round 3||Tour of Flanders|
|Round 4||La Flèche Wallonne|
|Round 5||Tour of Chongming Island|
|Round 6||Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT|
|Round 7||Open de Suède Vårgårda|
|Round 8||GP de Plouay-Bretagne|
|2013 UCI Women's Teams|
The 2013 Open de Suède Vårgårda – team time trial will be the 6th team time trial running on the Open de Suède Vårgårda and the 6th race of the 2013 UCI Women's Road World Cup season. It will be held on 16 August 2013 over a distance of 42.5 kilometres (26.4 miles).
Only two teams have ever won a World Cup team time trial. These teams are Cervelo and Team Specialized–lululemon (both with various incarnations of their team names). After the introduction of the team time trial for trade teams at the UCI Road World Championships in 2012, this team time trial World Cup race is an important benchmark for the team time trial at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships. Specialized–lululemon, that won both the team time trial at the 2012 World Championships and the 2012 Vårgårda World Cup, is the main favourite for the victory. The important rival teams are Orica-AIS and Rabobank–Liv Giant, both medalists in 2012.
The course is a 42.5 km from Vårgårda to Herrljunga and back in and is mainly flat with one small climb after 35 km of an ascent of 40 metres in 2 km. The route is a challenging course including several tight corners and narrow roads. Crosswinds could be an important factor between Vårgårda and Herrljunga and on the bridge on Kullingsleden after 32.5 km.
A maximum of 25 UCI Women's Teams and National Teams between 4 and 6 riders are allowed to start. Starting order of the teams will be the reverse order from UCI Road women World Cup standing after the previous World Cup race, the 2013 Tour of Chongming Island World Cup. The first team will start at 17:30 and the next teams with 3 minutes intervals. The final time will be the time of the fourth rider crossing the finish line.
Results (top 10)
World Cup individual standings after 6 of 8 races.
|1||Marianne Vos (NED)||Rabobank–Liv Giant||279|
|2||Emma Johansson (SWE)||Orica-AIS||202|
|3||Ellen van Dijk (NED)||Specialized–lululemon||194|
|4||Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)||Hitec Products UCK||156|
|5||Anna van der Breggen (NED)||Sengers Ladies Cycling Team||96|
|6||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)||Rabobank–Liv Giant||86|
|7||Tetyana Ryabchenko (UKR)||Chirio Forno d'Asolo||75|
|8||Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)||Wiggle–Honda||58|
|9||Lizzie Armitstead (GBR)||Boels Dolmans Cycling Team||58|
|10||Amanda Spratt (AUS)||Orica-AIS||55|
World Cup Team standings after 6 of 8 races.
|Team Name||World Cup
|4||HPU||Hitec Products UCK||258|
|5||SLT||Sengers Ladies Cycling Team||170|
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