In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Etixx-QuickStep victorious in men’s Worlds team time trial; Boels-Dolmans wins women’s Worlds TTT; Fernando Gaviria steals a march to win Paris-Tours; Ben Dyball wins the Tour of Tasmania; Heat wreaks havoc in Doha TTT; Cookson on Wiggins TUEs – “No rules have been broken”; British doctor skips Road World Championships in Doha; Jorg Jaksche on doping and more; Video – Three Peaks Cyclocross.
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BMC’s winning streak in the Road World Championships team time trial has come to an end with Etixx-QuickStep taking victory in Doha on Sunday.
The Belgian outfit completed the 40km course in a time of 42:32 (56.4km/h), taking back the world title after two successive victories to BMC. BMC was second on the day, 12 seconds behind the winners, while Orica-BikeExchange slotted into third, a further 25 second behind. The win gives Etixx-QuickStep three victories in this event — the first team to do so since the trade teams TTT was introduced to Worlds in 2012.
“We rode as a team and fought against ourselves, riding to the limit, and it wasn’t easy, as the heat made things complicated, Tony Martin said after the win. “It’s very special to win my last race with Etixx–Quick-Step. I’ve raced all the team time trials since the discipline returned at the Worlds, came every time on the podium and won twice, but this victory is different.
“I want to thank the team for today and for these five years, they were incredible.”
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