What a suspenseful ending to the TTT in Firenze.
Heartbreak for Orcia-Greenedge as the Panzerwagen led Omega Pharma six-man wrecking crew dashed the hopes for the Aussie team for gold. What an amazing ride by the Belgium team winning by... 0.81 seconds!
DAMN, oh so close!
photo graham watson
I was cheering for Orica but the better team won.
“I can’t complain about how things went today, We can’t fault anyone. If we had gone nine-hundredths of a second faster, we would be world champions today.”
“To be so close to winning a world title over an hour effort is a little disappointing. Sometimes it’s easier to swallow when it’s a bigger margin. We know what it’s like to win by such a small margin, too. We just edged out Quick-Step at the Tour. Today they turned the tables on us.”
- Matt White, DS Orica GreenEdge
1. Omega Pharma Quick Step 1:04:16:81
2. Orica GreenEdge 0.81
3. Sky Procycling 0.22.55
4. BMC 1:02.71
5. RadioShack 1:17.53