2016 UCI Road World Championships – Men's team time trial

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Men's team time trial
2016 UCI Road World Championships
Race details
Dates9 October 2016
Stages1
Distance40 km (24.85 mi)
Winning time42' 32.39"[1]
Medalists
   Gold Belgium Etixx–Quick-Step
   Silver United States BMC Racing Team
   Bronze Australia Orica–BikeExchange
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The Men's team time trial of the 2016 UCI Road World Championships was a cycling event that took place on 9 October 2016 in Doha, Qatar. It was the 32nd edition of the championship, and the 5th since its reintroduction for trade teams in 2012. American team BMC Racing Team were the defending champions, having won in 2014 and 2015.[2]

BMC Racing Team were unable to defend their title, as Etixx–Quick-Step – who won the world title as Omega Pharma–Quick-Step in 2012 and 2013 – regained the world title by 11.69 seconds.[3] After missing the medals in 2015, Orica–BikeExchange finished up with the bronze medal, 25.43 seconds behind BMC Racing Team and 37.12 seconds in arrears of Etixx–Quick-Step.[4]

Course[edit]

The race started at the Lusail Sports Complex and finished at The Pearl-Qatar, after a flat course of 40 kilometres (25 miles).

UCI WorldTour teams boycott of team time trial[edit]

In August 2016 the AIGCP approved a motion for all UCI WorldTeams to boycott the time trial event, due to the UCI insisting that WorldTeams should compete in the event as a requirement of granting a WorldTeam licence without providing a participation allowance to teams, as is the case with other UCI World Tour races. It was reported that the UCI Professional Continental teams attending the AIGCP General Assembly also supported the motion.[5]

On 13 September, the UCI released a statement, saying that the UCI and the AIGCP had agreed on a number of adjustments to the format, ensuring the participation of at least a number of UCI WorldTeams. Both organisations have agreed on a non-compulsory format, with no UCI WorldTour points to be awarded. Following this agreement, a number of UCI WorldTeams have announced their participation.[6]

Final classification[edit]

[1]

Rank Team Riders Time
1 Belgium Etixx–Quick-Step  Bob Jungels (LUX)
 Marcel Kittel (GER)
 Yves Lampaert (BEL)
 Tony Martin (GER)
 Niki Terpstra (NED)
 Julien Vermote (BEL)
42' 32.39"
2 United States BMC Racing Team  Rohan Dennis (AUS)
 Stefan Küng (SUI)
 Daniel Oss (ITA)
 Taylor Phinney (USA)
 Manuel Quinziato (ITA)
 Joey Rosskopf (USA)
+ 11.69"
3 Australia Orica–BikeExchange  Luke Durbridge (AUS)
 Alex Edmondson (AUS)
 Michael Hepburn (AUS)
 Daryl Impey (RSA)
 Michael Matthews (AUS)
 Svein Tuft (CAN)
+ 37.12"
4 United Kingdom Team Sky  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)
 Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
 Nicolas Roche (IRL)
 Ben Swift (GBR)
 Geraint Thomas (GBR)
 Danny van Poppel (NED)
+ 54.28"
5 Netherlands LottoNL–Jumbo  Victor Campenaerts (BEL)
 Wilco Kelderman (NED)
 Tom Leezer (NED)
 Primož Roglič (SLO)
 Timo Roosen (NED)
 Jos van Emden (NED)
+ 54.79"
6 Spain Movistar Team  Andrey Amador (CRC)
 Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP)
 Alex Dowsett (GBR)
 Imanol Erviti (ESP)
 Nelson Oliveira (POR)
 Jasha Sütterlin (GER)
+ 1' 11.02"
7 Germany Team Giant–Alpecin  Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
 John Degenkolb (GER)
 Tom Dumoulin (NED)
 Chad Haga (USA)
 Georg Preidler (AUT)
 Ramon Sinkeldam (NED)
+ 1' 26.30"
8 Russia Team Katusha  Sven Erik Bystrøm (NOR)
 Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
 Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (RUS)
 Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
 Nils Politt (GER)
 Anton Vorobyev (RUS)
+ 2' 01.35"
9 Kazakhstan Astana  Dario Cataldo (ITA)
 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
 Andriy Hrivko (UKR)
 Tanel Kangert (EST)
 Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)
 Gatis Smukulis (LAT)
+ 2' 21.46"
10 Belgium Verandas Willems  Sander Cordeel (BEL)
 Jan Ghyselinck (BEL)
 Aidis Kruopis (LTU)
 Christophe Prémont (BEL)
 Elias Van Breussegem (BEL)
 Stef Van Zummeren (BEL)
+ 3' 39.46"
11 France AG2R La Mondiale  Gediminas Bagdonas (LTU)
 Ben Gastauer (LUX)
 Alexis Gougeard (FRA)
 Patrick Gretsch (GER)
 Hugo Houle (CAN)
 Christophe Riblon (FRA)
+ 3' 43.40"
12 Israel Cycling Academy  Guillaume Boivin (CAN)
 Dan Craven (NAM)
 Mihkel Räim (EST)
 Guy Sagiv (ISR)
 Daniel Turek (CZE)
 Aviv Yechezkel (ISR)
+ 4' 24.83"
13 Poland CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice  Víctor de la Parte (ESP)
 Felix Großschartner (AUT)
 Nikolay Mihaylov (BUL)
 Łukasz Owsian (POL)
 Maciej Paterski (POL)
 Branislau Samoilau (BLR)
+ 4' 26.17"
14 Ukraine Kolss BDC Team  Andrii Bratashchuk (UKR)
 Vitaliy Buts (UKR)
 Mykhaylo Kononenko (UKR)
 Andriy Kulyk (UKR)
 Sergiy Lagkuti (UKR)
 Andriy Vasylyuk (UKR)
+ 5' 04.45"
15 United Arab Emirates Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team–Al Ahli Club  Soufiane Haddi (MAR)
 Adil Jelloul (MAR)
 Francisco Mancebo (ESP)
 Tariq Obaid (UAE)
 Andrea Palini (ITA)
 Marlen Zmorka (UKR)
+ 5' 44.05"
16 Kazakhstan Vino 4ever SKO  Stepan Astafyev (KAZ)
 Zhandos Bizhigitov (KAZ)
 Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)
 Alexandr Shushemoin (KAZ)
 Alexey Voloshin (KAZ)
 Oleg Zemlyakov (KAZ)
+ 6' 31.21"
17 Germany Stradalli–Bike Aid  Joschka Beck (GER)
 Daniel Bichlmann (GER)
 Patrick Lechner (GER)
 Dominik Merseburg (GER)
 Timo Schafer (GER)
 Meron Teshome (ERI)
+ 7' 23.87"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Final Results / Résultats finaux: Men's Team Time Trial / Contre-la-montre par équipes Hommes" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Quick-Step reclaims TTT crown". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  3. ^ Clarke, Stuart (9 October 2016). "Etixx-Quick Step regain World Championships team time trial title". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ "UCI World Championships: Etixx beat BMC to win TTT title". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  5. ^ "WorldTour teams set to boycott 2016 World Championships team time trial | Cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 UCI Road World Championships Men's Team Time Trial to include UCI WorldTeams". uci.ch. Retrieved 15 September 2016.