Team Time Trial (Sunday, September 20)
BMC defended their team time trial world title in emphatic style on Sunday as they raced ahead of Etixx – Quick-Step to victory by 11 seconds, with Alex Dowsett’s Movistar in third place on the 38.8km course. It wasn’t all plain sailing though for all the teams, as two Tinkoff-Saxo riders took a tumble that saw them finish last on the day.
U23 Individual Time Trial (Monday, September 21)
Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial (Tuesday, September 22)
Linda Villumsen of New Zealand took the gold medal and rainbow jersey in the women’s time trial on Tuesday, delivering a masterclass performance on the 30km route, 2.54 seconds ahead of runner-up Anna van der Breggen. Britain’s Hayley Simmonds finished 26th on her World Championships debut.
Elite Men’s Individual Time Trial
There was an upset in the men’s time trial competition on Wednesday as none of the pre-race favourites Tony Martin (Germany), Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) or Rohan Dennis (Australia) were able to deliver a performance to even get on the podium at the Worlds.
Instead, Belarus’s Vasil Kiryienka sealed victory with a powerful ride, with Adriano Malori (Italy) in second and Jerome Coppel (France) taking bronze. Britain’s Alex Dowsett and Steve Cummings were unable to achieve their pre-race goal of finishing inside the top-10.