Omega Pharma team time trial win down to perfect planning

Eddy Merckx, Pat McQuaid and Tom Steels, World Championships 2012, team time trials

Omega Pharma-QuickStep saw its reconnaissance pay off with a win in the World Championship team time trial today in the Netherlands. It was easy for the winning six because they just followed the book and watched the TV.

"I came here, drove it and filmed it in April. From there, we watched and studied," team sports director, Tom Steels told Cycling Weekly. "Then, in the last two or three days, I started my day at 6am by watching the video. Every time I looked at it, I saw different things to say to the riders."

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