Etixx – Quick-Step wins third World Championships team time trial title

Etixx – Quick-Step beat two-time winners BMC by 11 seconds to win their third UCI World Championships team time trial title.

A strong and disciplined ride by the Belgian team in the heat of the Middle East saw them regain the top spot on the podium after two years of BMC dominance.

BMC were never ahead on the 40km route between the Lusail Sports Complex and the Pearl Qatar island and would have needed to make up around seven seconds in the final few kilometres to wipe out the time gap.

Orica-BikeExchange finished third, with Team Sky fourth and LottoNl-Jumbo fifth.

World Championships 2016 – Men Team Time Trial results:

1 Etixx – Quick-Step


2 BMC Racing


3 Orica-BikeExchange


4 Sky


5 LottoNl-Jumbo


6 Movistar


7 Giant-Alpecin


8 Katusha +02’01”
9 Astana


10 Verandas Willems