Quick-Step Floors ready to defend TTT title in Bergen
Sep 12 2017 09:16 pm CET

Quick-Step Floors ready to defend TTT title in Bergen
Quick-Step Floors ready to defend TTT title in Bergen
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Quick-Step Floors has its selection ready to defend the Team Time Trial title at the World Championships of Bergen.

The team time trials were introduced at the championships of Valkenburg in 2012 and from that year Quick-Step has been one of the strongest contenders for Gold. The Belgian team has been victorious on three occasions: 2012, 2013 in Firenze and 2016 in Doha.

One of the main men for the team will be Niki Terpstra, who will ride in this competition for the sixth year in a row and has been there for all three titles of Quick-Step. He will be joined by three other riders who were in the winning squad last year: Bob Jungels, Yves Lampaert and Julien Vermote.

The team will also include Jack Bauer and Philippe Gilbert, the first rider in over two decades to win a cobbled Monument and an Ardennes Classic in the same season. Laurens De Plus, who will also ride the Individual Time Trial for Belgium, is the first reserve.

"We come here with a very strong and well-prepared team, built around experienced riders and former champions of the discipline, so we are quite confident in our chances of getting another good result," said sport director Tom Steels.

"We trained really hard for this, in the past weeks we simulated on many occasions the Bergen parcours and I could see that the guys were ready for it, so I’m confident they’ll show their determination and motivation on the road when it will matter."




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