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Omega Pharma Quickstep Race to World's TTT Win
17 Sep, 2012

The Belgian team of Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel, Tony Martin, Peter Velits, Kristof Vandewalle, and Niki Terpstra have raced into the history books by taking the first ever World TTT Championships by teams and in the process heading off heavyweights BMC and Orica - GreenEdge.

The challenging course and general fatigue of the riders as they entered their ninth straight month of competition were always going to be obstacles for every team negotiate and with the Cauberg climb placed so close to the finish the TTT was to be won and lost on this section of road if the teams were tight at the top of the leaderboard.  For team BMC this was to be the case, the American squad losing out to Omega Pharma Quickstep by just three seconds were in disarray on the Caubergs slopes splintering at the top.  Despite a regrouping and late charge to the line silver was the best that could be hoped for.

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