In the final team race for the 2013 season, ORICA-AIS time trialed to the bronze medal in Florence, Italy in the team time trial at the Road World Championships. Amanda Spratt, Emma Johansson, Loes Gunnewijk, Melissa Hoskins, Nettie Edmondson and Shara Gillow left it all on the road in pursuit of gold, and while they ultimately fell short of the top step, the sextet was proud of their effort.
Specialized-lululemon defended their world title, breaking the 50kph mark in the process. The American registered squad set a time of 51’10 over the 42.7km course en route to their second consecutive Team Time Trial World Championships victory. Rabobank Liv/Giant edged out ORICA-AIS for second with the Dutch squad 1’11 behind Specialized-lululemon. ORICA-AIS was 23” further back in 52’43.
“We have to be happy with the result. The girls got a bronze medal at the World Championships. The most impressive part is they all gave 100%. I can’t sit here and say: ‘What if we had done this? or What if we had done that?’ They all did everything they could.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland
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