• BMC crosses the finish line for a win in the UCI Road World Championships men's TTT (AAP)Source: AAP
Australia's Rohan Dennis helped drive his BMC team to a second consecutive teams time trial title at the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.
Cycling Central

21 Sep 2015 - 6:36 AM  UPDATED 21 Sep 2015 - 6:50 AM

The defending champions set the best time as they passed through every time check to take the victory in a time of 42min 07sec for the 38.6km course.

Etixx-QuickStep, winners in 2012/13, finished 11 seconds behind BMC while Movistar was third at 30 seconds. Second place in 2014, Australia's Orica-GreenEDGE closed out their ride in fourth place at almost a minute between them and the winners.

BMC were prohibitive favorites going in to the race with a strong line-up including Dennis, Taylor Phinney, Silvan Dillier, Stefan Kueng, Daniel Oss and Manuel Quinziato.

Tinkoff-Saxo's podium hopes were dashed when Michael Rogers and Michael Valgren touched wheels and went down hard. They eventually remounted and finished the race.

Benchmark times were first set by Champion System-Stan’s NoTubes, Jelly Belly-Maxxis, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, then WorldTour teams IAM, Cannondale-Garmin, FDJ, Lotto-JumboNL and then Giant-Alpecin as the top four teams later slugged it out.

Preview: world championships men’s team time trial
The men's teams time trial is the second event in the first day of the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia with defending champion BMC a clear favourite for a repeat.