UCI Road World Cup 2006
Team Time Trial - round 9 of World Cup
World Cup Round 9 - Århus, the Golden Hour, Preview
Race date - 30th July 2006
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Teams consist of 6 riders. The clock is stopped when the fourth rider from a team crosses the line. The fastest four in the team (or more riders if finishing with the fastest four) will be awarded points according to the scale below :
The number of points indicated is awarded to the first four riders and any
rider finishing at the same time as the fourth. Should the team cross the
line with fewer than 4 riders no points shall be awarded.
Given that Arndt is 49 points behind Cooke, the World Cup lead is not in danger.
However, the concept of a TTT is something which the teams relish. Its not something which they get to compete in very often during the year. A few tours include a TTT (Tour de L'Aude, Holland Ladies Tour, for example). The riders take it seriously. Earlier in the year, the Bates sisters from Australia (Kate (current Australian RR Champion) rides for Équipe Nürnberger and Natalie (current Commonwealth Games RR Champion), who rides for AA Drink, commented to WCN that the TTT provides teams with a chance to put everyone on the podium. In road races, the winner gets the glory, but the efforts of her team to assist that victory are sometimes overlooked. In a TTT, everyone puts in the effort and gets to celebrate.
This particular TTT takes place in Århus, in Denmark. The course is 41.4km long. It is a mainly out-and-back course, with some technical corners in the start and finish area, where the course differs slightly on the outward and return journeys. The profile shows a basically flat course, with a drag / slow climb from the start to mid-distance and then downhill back to the finish. There are a couple of rises, but the course doesn't deviate more than 100m along its complete length.
The teams to look out for in the top honours could be considered "usual contenders", those that have riders in the top of the individual classification. The fact is, though, that Buitenpoort-Flexpoint are a strong TTT team. The impact of their efforts to assist Susanne Ljungskog to victory just 2 days prior in Vargarda and their subsequent recovery may be a factor which counts against them. AA Drink are also a TTT team who can do well, but T-Mobile and Univega should not be overlooked.
Teams start in reverse order of their World Cup team competition standings (as after Montreal, round 7) and 3 minutes apart.
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