Trade team qualifiers confirmed for new team time trials at next month's World Championships

World Tour teams face competition from African, Asian, European, & American trade teams

by Simon_MacMichael   August 17, 2012  

Giro 2012 S4 TTT Team Sky start (picture Fabio Ferrari - La Presse - RCS Sport) 5172

The UCI has announced details of the teams that have qualified for the new team time trial world championship races that make their debut in Limburg in the Netherlands next month. Open to trade teams rather than countries, all 18 WorldTour teams including Britain’s Team Sky qualify for the men’s race, as do a number of teams at UCI  Continental and UCI Continental level – including Scotland-based Endura Racing.

Among the qualifiers for the women’s race is the AA-Drink-Leontien.nl team which announced yesterday that it would be folding at the end of the season. The team features several British riders including Olympic road race runner-up Lizzie Armitstead and former world time trial champion Emma Pooley.

Both races take place on Sunday 16 September, the women's on a course of 32.4km from Sittard/Geleen to Valkenburg, the men's having the same start and finish point but with a longer parcours of 53.2km.

Meanwhile, the UCI has also confirmed that Great Britain has qualified the maximum number of riders for both the men’s and women’s elite road races at the world championships. In both cases 14 riders have been enrolled, of whom nine will start in the men’s race and seven in the women’s version.

The full list of teams qualifying for the team time trials is shown below - the countries relate to the team's registration and not necessarily where it is actually based, so Italian outfits Farnese Vini-Selle Italia and Colnago-CSF Inox are shown, respectively, as being registered in Great Britain and Ireland, believed to be for financial purposes.

2012 UCI World Championships, Limburg
Qualification for Men’s Team Time Trial

UCI Africa Tour

1 MTN QHUBEKA RSA

UCI America Tour

1 FUNVIC PINDAMONHANGABA BRA
2 UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM USA
3 TEAM OPTUM PRESENTED BY KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES USA
4 REAL CYCLING TEAM BRA
5 TEAM TYPE 1 SANOFI USA

UCI Asia Tour

1 TERENGGANU CYCLING TEAM MAS
2 TEAM NIPPO JPN
3 CHAMPION SYSTEM PRO CYCLING TEAM CHN
4 TABRIZ PETROCHEMICAL TEAM IRI
5 AISAN RACING TEAM JPN

UCI Europe Tour

1 SAUR SOJASUN FRA
2 ACQUA & SAPONE ITA
3 ITERA KATUSHA RUS
4 TEAM ARGOS SHIMANO NED
5 COFIDIS, LE CREDIT EN LIGNE FRA
6 ENDURA RACING GBR
7 TEAM NETAPP GER
8 ADRIA MOBIL SLO
9 BRETAGNE SCHULLER FRA
10 TEAM EUROPCAR FRA
11 ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI VENEZUELA ITA
12 LEOPARD TREK CONTINENTAL TEAM LUX
13 COLNAGO CSF INOX IRL
14 RABOBANK CONTINENTAL TEAM NED
15 AN POST SEAN KELLY BEL
16 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN MERCATOR BEL
17 RUSVELO RUS
18 CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE POL
19 CAJA RURAL ESP
20 FARNESE VINI SELLE ITALIA GBR

UCI Oceania Tour

1 TEAM JAYCO AIS AUS

UCI WorldTour

AG2R LA MONDIALE FRA
ASTANA PRO TEAM KAZ
BMC RACING TEAM USA
EUSKALTEL EUSKADI ESP
FDJ-BIG MAT FRA
GARMIN SHARP USA
KATUSHA TEAM RUS
LAMPRE ISD ITA
LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE ITA
LOTTO BELISOL TEAM BEL
MOVISTAR TEAM ESP
OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP BEL
ORICA GreenEDGE AUS
RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM NED
RADIOSHACK-NISSAN LUX
SKY PROCYCLING GBR
TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK DEN
VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM NED

2012 UCI World Championships, Limburg

Qualification for Women’s Team Time Trial



1 RABOBANK WOMEN CYCLNG TEAM NED
2 TEAM SPECIALIZED LULULEMON GER
3 ORICA AIS AUS
4 AA DRINK LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM NED
5 HITEC PRODUCTS MISTRAL HOME CYCLING TEAM NOR
6 BE PINK ITA
7 DIADORA PASTA ZARA ITA
8 MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI ITA
9 RUSVELO RUS
10 FAREN HONDA TEAM ITA
11 LOTTO BELISOL LADIES BEL
12 EXERGY TWENTY12 USA
13 TIBCO TO THE TOP USA
14 SKIL ARGOS NED
15 VAIANO TEPSO ITA
16 DOLMANS BOELS CYCLINGTEAM NED
17 VIENNE FUTUROSCOPE FRA
18 KLEO LADIES TEAM BEL
19 CHINA CHONGMING GIANT PRO CYCLING HKG
20 S.C. MICHELA FANINI ROX ITA

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So, if my thinking is right, Sky enter a team for the world TTT and if they win they all wear the rainbow bands whenever they participate in a TTT during the following year Thinking

Or is it just the riders on the day that wear the bands ?

If its every team member it sort of cheapens the rainbow bands in my opinion.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2614 posts]
17th August 2012 - 20:17

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No rainbow jersey, just the right to have a logo. Classy.

Article 15: Distinctive sign for winning teams

The winning teams of the Men’s and Women’s events will be authorised to include a distinctive symbol on the riders’ clothing and the various media used by the team starting the beginning of the following season until the end of the season.

This distinctive sign must be submitted and validated by the PCC and the UCI Management Committee. It will subsequently be communicated to teams.

http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getObject.asp?MenuId=MTYzNDI&ObjTypeCo...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7801 posts]
17th August 2012 - 21:15

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70 teams in all but how many will start? If they all do it will be a long day for all concerned

onward ever onward

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posted by bikecellar [224 posts]
18th August 2012 - 9:53

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