The American Specialized-Lululemon team took their third team time trial world title in Ponferrada today. Despite a training crash the day before in which several of their riders hit the deck, the team put one minute 17 seconds in to second placed Orica-AIS.
Marianne Vos was dropped by her team mates before they suffered a horrible crash on one of the final bends.
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The team time trial is not one of Vos’s preferred disciplines so the Dutchwoman remains the favourite for the women’s road race next weekend.
Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead lead her Boels-Dolmans team mates over the line for fifth place, two minutes 26 seconds behind Specialized.