Team Specialized-lululemon won the inaugural Women’s Team Time Trial World Championships race in Limburg, Holland on Sunday.
Over the 34km hilly course that finished at the top of the Cauberg, the team clocked a time of 46’31″ with a 24″ seconds over Orica Green Edge, with AA Drink and Rabobank coming in third and fourth.
“We’re very excited,” said Team Director Ronny Lauke. “This has been a goal for us since it was announced last year. We’d trained over the course several times in the last week and also back in April so the girls knew every corner and we’ve been working closely with our partners to get our equipment perfect. It’s nice for the riders and for the whole staff to be able to finish it off.”
“I knew we were going to be successful when we had a visualization session with the girls before the start,” said Evelyn Stevens. “We visualized the start area like a canon shooting us out, and the top of the Cauberg sucking us in. We finished the session with ‘Namaste Bitches.’”
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg joked “It was all me. I made up those ten seconds with my pull into the Cauberg. Who says this is a team time trial.”
Trixi Worrack finished with a profound statement, “Cheers big ears.”