Specialized-Lululemon take third team time trial title

Specialized-Lululemon run out clear winners in the women's team time trial as the UCI road world championships get underway in Ponferrada, Spain.

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.