The team time trial approaches and rosters are being firmed up

The start list of riders competing at the 2018 Road World Championships team time trial in Innsbruck-Tirol has been annoucned.

This will be the last incarnation of the team time trial with trade teams at the Worlds, with the UCI set to change the format for the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire. The new format is yet to be confirmed, with the UCI saying it is currently “examining alternative options” that will see National Federations compete.

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The current format has existed since 2012, with the team time trial contested by nations ending in 1994. Since trade teams began competing, Quick-Step have been the most successful team with three gold medals, while BMC Racing have taken two.

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Both of those teams are confirmed to compete this year, along with defending champions Team Sunweb.

Team Sky will also compete in the final edition of the team time trial and will look to take a first gold medal after some strong performances this year at the Critérium du Dauphiné and at the Tour de France team time trials. Mitchelton-Scott will also be looking to claim a maiden gold medal, having taken silver twice in 2013 and 2014.

Those teams will be joined by fellow WorldTour squads Ag2r La Mondiale, Astana, Bora-Hansgrohe, Movistar Team, Katusha-Alpecin, Trek Segafredo and LottoNL-Jumbo.

Five Austria based Continental teams are also confirmed starters, including Tirol Cycling Team, Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang Team and Team Felbermayr-Simplon Wels.

The men’s course for the team time trial will consist of 62km from the start in Ötztal to the finish in Innsbruck. The women’s course will also finish in Innsbruck and consist of 53.8km, with both courses taking on some tough climbing sections en route to the finish.

Start list for World Championship elite men’s team time trial:

Team Sunweb

1 DUMOULIN Tom
2 HAGA Chad
3 KELDERMAN Wilco
4 KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
5 MATTHEWS Michael
6 OOMEN Sam

BMC Racing Team

11 BEVIN Patrick
12 CARUSO Damiano
13 DENNIS Rohan
14 KÜNG Stefan
15 VAN AVERMAET Greg
16 VAN GARDEREN Tejay

Team Sky

21 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
22 DOULL Owain
23 KIRYIENKA Vasil
24 KWIATKOWSKI Michał
25 MOSCON Gianni
26 STANNARD Ian

Quick-Step Floors

31 ASGREEN Kasper
32 DE PLUS Laurens
33 JUNGELS Bob
34 LAMPAERT Yves
35 SCHACHMANN Maximilian
36 TERPSTRA Niki

Bora-Hansgrohe

41 BODNAR Maciej
42 GROSSSCHARTNER Felix
43 KONRAD Patrick
44 MÜHLBERGER Gregor
45 OSS Daniel
46 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas

Mitchelton-Scott

51 BAUER Jack
52 DURBRIDGE Luke
53 HEPBURN Michael
54 IMPEY Daryl
55 MEYER Cameron
56 TRENTIN Matteo

Movistar Team

61 AMADOR Andrey
62 ANACONA Winner
63 ERVITI Imanol
64 OLIVEIRA Nelson
65 SOLER Marc
66 SÜTTERLIN Jasha

Astana Pro Team

71 GRIVKO Andrey
72 HOULE Hugo
73 KANGERT Tanel
74 LUTSENKO Alexey
75 CORT Magnus
76 VALGREN Michael

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

81 BOUWMAN Koen
82 LEEZER Tom
83 POWLESS Neilson
84 ROOSEN Timo
85 VAN EMDEN Jos
86 VAN POPPEL Danny

AG2R-La Mondiale

91 BAGDONAS Gediminas
92 BIDARD François
93 DENZ Nico
94 DILLIER Silvan
95 GENIEZ Alexandre
96 GOUGEARD Alexis

Trek – Segafredo

101 BERNARD Julien
102 BRÄNDLE Matthias
103 FELLINE Fabio
104 GOGL Michael
105 MULLEN Ryan
106 SKUJIŅŠ Toms

Team Katusha – Alpecin

111 DOWSETT Alex
112 HAAS Nathan
113 HOLLENSTEIN Reto
114 MARTIN Tony
115 POLITT Nils
116 WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads

CCC Sprandi Polkowice

121 GRADEK Kamil
122 KUREK Adrian
123 OWSIAN Łukasz
124 SAJNOK Szymon
125 TACIAK Mateusz
126 TRATNIK Jan

Elkov – Author Cycling Team

131 BÁRTA Jan
132 ČERNÝ Josef
133 HAČECKÝ Vojtěch
134 KAŇKOVSKÝ Alois
135 KUKRLE Michael
136 OTRUBA Jakub

Team Felbermayr – Simplon Wels

141 FORTIN Filippo
142 KRIZEK Matthias
143 LEHNER Daniel
144 MANGERTSEDER Matthias
145 RABITSCH Stephan
146 ZOIDL Riccardo

Team Vorarlberg Santic

151 FRIESECKE Gian
152 GEISMAYR Daniel
153 ORRICO Davide
154 RUEGG Lukas
155 SCHELLING Patrick
156 STEIMLE Jannik

Sangemini – MG.Kvis

161 GAFFURINI Nicola
162 GAZZARA Michele
163 PUCCIONI Dario
164 SALVIETTI Niccolò
165 SCARTEZZINI Michele
166 TOTÒ Paolo

Team Lotto – Kern Haus

171 HENN Luca
172 HUGGER Jan
173 HUPPERTZ Joshua
174 KESSLER Robert
175 RUTSCH Jonas
176 WESTMATTELMANN Daniel

Dukla Banska Bystrica

181 BELLAN Juraj
182 ČANECKÝ Marek
183 CULLY Ján Andrej
184 MAHĎAR Martin
185 OROS Samuel
186 TYBOR Patrik

Team Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang

191 BOSMAN Patrick
192 FREIBERGER Markus
193 GRAF Andreas
194 HOFER Andreas
195 HRINKOW Dominik
196 RAPP Jonas

WSA Pushbikers

201 AUER Daniel
202 GRASMANN Christian
203 HARRISON Joshua
204 RITZINGER Felix
205 SALZMANN Jodok
206 TRETTWER Helmut

Tirol Cycling Team

211 BAYER Tobias
212 GAMPER Florian
213 GAMPER Mario
214 PORZNER Manuel
215 SCHINNAGEL Johannes
216 ZIMMERMANN Georg

Start list for elite women’s team time trial:

Team Sunweb

1 VAN DIJK Ellen
2 BRAND Lucinda
3 KIRCHMANN Leah
4 LIPPERT Liane
5 MATHIESEN Pernille
6 RIVERA Coryn

Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team

11 BLAAK Chantal
12 CANUEL Karol-Ann
13 DIDERIKSEN Amalie
14 MAJERUS Christine
15 PIETERS Amy
16 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna

Mitchelton-Scott

21 ALLEN Jessica
22 D’HOORE Jolien
23 ELVIN Gracie
24 KENNEDY Lucy
25 ROY Sarah
26 WILLIAMS Georgia

Canyon SRAM Racing

31 AMIALIUSIK Alena
32 BARNES Alice
33 BARNES Hannah
34 CECCHINI Elena
35 KLEIN Lisa
36 WORRACK Trixi

Alé Cipollini

41 HOSKING Chloe
42 KNETEMANN Roxane
43 PALADIN Soraya
44 RAGAZINSKIENE Daiva
45 SWINKELS Karlijn
46 TREVISI Anna

Wiggle-High5

51 ARCHIBALD Katie
52 BRENNAUER Lisa
53 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey
54 EDMONDSON Annette
55 FAHLIN Emilia
56 WILD Kirsten

Valcar PBM

61 BALSAMO Elisa
62 CAVALLI Marta
63 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia
64 CONSONNI Chiara
65 SANGUINETI Ilaria
66 VIGILIA Alessia

BTC City Ljubljana

71 BATAGELJ Polona
72 BOOGAARD Maaike
73 BUJAK Eugenia
74 IAKOVENKO Anastasia
75 LECHNER Corinna
76 NILSSON Hanna

Cogeas – Mettler Pro Cycling Team

81 AUGUSTINAS Evgenia
82 BADYKOVA Gulnaz
83 CHRISTOFOROU Antri
84 OSHURKOVA Yelyzaveta
85 PITEL Edwige
86 ZABELINSKAYA Olga

Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team

91 BUYSMAN Nina
92 HOEKSMA Ilona
93 RAAIJMAKERS Marit
94 VAN GOGH Natalie
95 VAN VEEN Esther
96 WIEBES Lorena

Team Virtu Cycling Women

101 GUARISCHI Barbara
102 NORMAN HANSEN Louise
103 KRÖGER Mieke
104 PENTON Sara
105 SCHMIDT Trine
106 SCHWEIZER Doris

Bepink

111 GUDERZO Tatiana
112 MEDVEDOVA Tereza
113 MORZENTI Lisa
114 PATTARO Francesca
115 STEIGENGA Nicole
116 VALSECCHI Silvia