Sunweb takes double title at World Championships
Sep 17 2017 11:19 pm CET

Sunweb takes double title at World Championships
Sunweb takes double title at World Championships
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TEAM SUNWEB
UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Sunweb has taken the victory in the team time trial at the World Championships of Bergen, Norway. The German team completed the circuit eight seconds faster than BMC.

The route of the competition was 42.5 kilometres long between the Askoy archipelago just outside Bergen and the Festplassen, in the centre of the city.

The first WorldTour team to deliver a good performance was LottoNL-Jumbo, positioning itself at the top of the standings by completing the circuit in 49 minutes and 10 seconds.

Even though Team Sky set the best time at the first intermediate point, the British formation lost time as the kilometres passed and by the second intermediate spot it had already lost two of its members along with several seconds. At the end of the day, the course showed to be too difficult for the team, which completed it in 48 minutes and 12 seconds.

The next team to get to the first position of the event was Movistar setting a time of 49 minutes and nine seconds, but its reign was short because very soon a Sunweb led by Tom Dumoulin crossed the finish line one minute and 19 seconds faster than the Spanish squad.

Out of the teams that were still on the road, the only one that could put Sunweb's Gold in danger was BMC as Quick-Step wasn't as dominant as in other years and was incapable of defending its title.

The American team crossed the finish line eight seconds behind Sunweb despite having been faster at all the previous checkpoints. As such, Sunweb finished with the dominance of BMC and Quick-Step in the competition and marked an historical day by getting two titles in one day: the men's and the women's.

The podium is completed by BMC Racing Team and Team Sky.
Photo of Team Sunweb © Wouter Roosenboom | Team Sunweb





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