Following a gold medal in the Women’s Team Time Trial World Championships, the men’s team followed up with an equally impressive double by winning their Team Time Trial Championships this afternoon. It was another superb display of pacing over the 42.5km course that saw the team finish 8″ ahead of their nearest rivals.
Tom Dumoulin (NED), Lennard Kämna (GER), Wilco Keldermann (NED), Soren Kragh Andersen (DEN), Michael Matthews (AUS) and Sam Oomen (NED) formed the six rider team that raced around the circuit in Bergen in a time of 47’50“.
A nervous wait, much like the women’s team endured this morning, was replaced with elation as the final teams came over the finish line unable to match the time set by Team Sunweb. The double wins are the result of hard work put in over the years in developing the best equipment and techniques to allow the riders to build and race to their fullest, and the gold medals are a just reward.
Dumoulin said after the finish: „It’s crazy, first the women this afternoon and then us. The team was so homogenous, it was absolutely amazing. Normally you’d say that I was the best time trialist on paper but with this team it was so smooth and we had a really good pace and kept it all the way to the line.