Team Specialized-lululemon won the inaugural Women’s Team Time Trial World Championships race in Limburg, Holland on Sunday.
The team was comprised of Charlotte Becker, Irvine’s Amber Neben, Evelyn Stevens, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Ellen Van Dijk and Trixi Worrack.
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.
“We’re very excited,” said Team Director Ronny Lauke. “This has been a goal for us since it was announced last year and it’s really nice that we have been able to make it happen.”
“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.”
This year Team Specialized-lululemon has pledged to raise $100,000 for Right To Play that will go towards its efforts in Rwanda. The money will come from prize money; a big auction of equipment, jerseys and special edition items from our sponsors, that will take place after the season; and now with our TTT World Championship Pledge. Donations to Right to Play can be made at http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com.
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