This week sees Team Giant-Alpecin compete in the UCI World Championships team time trial taking place on Sunday October 9th in Doha, Qatar. The 40km route starts in the Lusail Sports Complex and finishes in the Pearl Qatar Island. The parcours is relatively flat with long straight roads and 14 corners to tackle.
Coach Hans Timmermans (NED) said: “The team has had a good preparation period leading up to the team time trial at the worlds, with specific preparations in terms of equipment with the improved suits, and tactics with pacing analysis. On top of that a good final test at last week’s Eneco Tour. Our main objective is to continue to make progress in this discipline. It will be important to focus and concentrate on our performance and if we manage to ride our best team time trial of the year both technically and process-wise, we could achieve a top 5, which would be a fantastic result.”