UCI Road World Championships: Men TTT

Orica GreenEdge in Silver by 0.81 Seconds

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ORICA-GreenEDGE narrowly missed the top step of the podium and a world title in Florence, Italy in the team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships. The Australian outfit settled for the silver medal, an improvement over the bronze they earned in 2012, after stopping the clock .81” slower then repeat team time trial world champions Omega Pharma-QuickStep. Sport Director Matt White was full of praise for his squad that included Brett Lancaster, Daryl Impey, Jens Mouris, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn and Svein Tuft. - greenedgecycling.com

Brett Lancaster's SRM race file below illustrates the physical demands of an elite team time trial performance. Brett, racing at 80kg, holds a 2004 Team Pursuit Olympic Gold medal, as well as stage wins in the Tour of California, Giro d'Italia, and the 2013 Tour de France TTT. 

Team Time Trial: Brett Lancaster (Orica GreenEdge)

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Brett Lancaster averaged 386.5 watts over the 56.8km team time trial course. His average cadence was 101 rpm with a 164 bpm average heart rate. 

Race Averages

Time 1:04:16 min
AVG Power 386.5 watts
AVG Heart rate 164.0 bpm
AVG Speed not available
AVG Cadence 101.0 rpm
ALT Gain 142 meters
Distance 56.8 kilometers
Energy 1,458.26 kilojoules
"Orica GreenEdge came from being 14 seconds behind at check 2 to pass the third intermediate check with an almost two second advantage on Omega Pharma, but on the more technical run-in through the streets of Florence, Omega Pharma-Quickstep made up that ground and enough more to take their narrow victory." - cycling news

Check Point 2 - 3

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Orica GreenEdge made significant headway between the second and third check point. Lancaster pushed over 384 average watts in this segment while managing 1 minute efforts out in front with power averages between 500-550 watts.

Lancaster Pulling Power

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“We’ve been improving each time we’ve done this discipline. When you look at the effort over one hour, every team is going to find something they can do better." - Matt White, Sport Director
"We're proud of how we raced. That's sport, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. We've shown we have improved on last year and we have many years to come." Daryl Impey
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