2016 UCI Road World Championships – Women's team time trial

Women's team time trial
2016 UCI Road World Championships
Race details
Date 9 October 2016
Distance 40 km (24.85 mi)
Winning time 48' 41.62"[1]
 Gold Netherlands Boels–Dolmans
 Silver Germany Canyon–SRAM
 Bronze Germany Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
2016 UCI Road World Championships

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The Women's team time trial of the 2016 UCI Road World Championships was a cycling event that took place on 9 October 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

Boels–Dolmans won the race at an average speed of 49.288 kilometres per hour (30.626 mph), 48.24 seconds faster than the German team Canyon–SRAM.[1] The bronze medal went to Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling from Germany, almost 2 minutes behind Boels–Dolmans.[2]

Amongst the winning riders for Boels–Dolmans, Evelyn Stevens won her fourth team time trial world championships (after 2012, 2013 and 2014), while Ellen van Dijk (after 2012 and 2013) and Karol-Ann Canuel (after 2014 and 2015) won their third titles and Chantal Blaak took her second (after 2014).


The race started at the Lusail Sports Complex and finished at The Pearl-Qatar, after a flat course of 40 kilometres (25 miles). There were intermediate time checks after 13.6 kilometres (8.5 miles) and 26.4 kilometres (16.4 miles).


The following UCI Women's Teams in the UCI Team Ranking as of 15 August 2016 were invited to take part.[3] Teams in bold elected to compete in the race.

# Nat Team
1Italy Alé–Cipollini
2Italy Aromitalia Vaiano
3Kazakhstan Astana
4Italy Bepink
5Netherlands Boels–Dolmans
6Slovenia BTC City Ljubljana
7Germany Canyon–SRAM
8Germany Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
9United States Colavita/Bianchi
10United States Cylance Pro Cycling
11Norway Team Hitec Products
12Italy Inpa–Bianchi
13Belgium Lares–Waowdeals
14Belgium Lensworld–Zannata
15Belgium Lotto–Soudal Ladies
16Australia Orica–AIS
17Netherlands Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
18France Poitou–Charentes.Futuroscope.86
19Netherlands Rabo–Liv
20United States Rally Cycling
21Italy S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
22Italy Servetto Footon
23Denmark Team BMS BIRN
24Netherlands Team Liv–Plantur
25United States Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank
26Italy Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
27Belgium Topsport Vlaanderen–Etixx
28United States TWENTY16–Ridebiker
29United States UnitedHealthcare
30United Kingdom Wiggle High5


Only eight teams were at the start of the race.[4] The previous four editions were won by the former Velocio–SRAM team by different riders each year.


The race took place in 38 °C (100 °F) heat, with not a great atmosphere, criticised by several teams and riders.[4]

Boels–Dolmans, with Ellen van Dijk as the main engine,[4] were second at the first intermediate time point, 9.21 seconds behind Canyon–SRAM after 13.6 kilometres (8.5 miles). Relative to the other teams, Boels–Dolmans accelerated afterwards; the team was 24 seconds faster in the second part of the race relative to Canyon–SRAM and was 15 seconds faster at the second intermediate time point. Finally Boels–Dolmans was 48.24 seconds faster than Canyon–SRAM at the finish line and almost two minutes faster than Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling.[4]

Final classification


Rank Team Riders Time
1 Netherlands Boels–Dolmans  Chantal Blaak (NED)
 Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN)
 Lizzie Deignan (GBR)
 Christine Majerus (LUX)
 Evelyn Stevens (USA)
 Ellen van Dijk (NED)
48' 41.62"
2 Germany Canyon–SRAM  Alena Amialiusik (BLR)
 Hannah Barnes (GBR)
 Lisa Brennauer (DEU)
 Elena Cecchini (ITA)
 Mieke Kröger (DEU)
 Trixi Worrack (DEU)
+ 48.24"
3 Germany Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling  Ciara Horne (GBR)
 Lisa Klein (DEU)
 Lotta Lepistö (FIN)
 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)
 Joëlle Numainville (CAN)
 Stephanie Pohl (DEU)
+ 1' 56.47"
4 Italy Bepink  Amber Neben (USA)
 Francesca Pattaro (ITA)
 Ilaria Sanguineti (ITA)
 Silvia Valsecchi (ITA)
 Georgia Williams (NZL)
 Olga Zabelinskaya (RUS)
+ 2' 46.03"
5 United States TWENTY16–Ridebiker  Kristin Armstrong (USA)
 Allie Dragoo (USA)
 Chloe Dygert (USA)
 Annie Foreman-Mackey (CAN)
 Alison Jackson (CAN)
 Leah Thomas (USA)
+ 2' 46.73"
6 Norway Team Hitec Products  Charlotte Becker (DEU)
 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (NOR)
 Julie Leth (DNK)
 Emilie Moberg (NOR)
 Thea Thorsen (NOR)
 Kirsten Wild (NED)
+ 3' 23.52"
7 Slovenia BTC City Ljubljana  Polona Batagelj (SLO)
 Eugenia Bujak (POL)
 Corinna Lechner (DEU)
 Olena Pavlukhina (AZE)
 Anna Plichta (POL)
 Mia Radotić (CRO)
+ 3' 43.10"
8 Netherlands Rabo–Liv  Shara Gillow (AUS)
 Roxane Knetemann (NED)
 Anouska Koster (NED)
 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
 Moniek Tenniglo (NED)
 Anna van der Breggen (NED)
+ 6' 03.33"


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