Netherlands win Worlds mixed relay TTT as Great Britain clinch podium place

A puncture for Elisa Longo Borghini cost the Italians a podium place

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The Netherlands won the mixed relay team time trial in the opening event of the UCI Road World Championships 2019.

The Dutch squad finished 23 seconds ahead of Germany, who took home the silver medal, with Britain holding on for bronze, thanks to bad luck for Italy in the closing kilometres.

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