COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An unheralded team from the Netherlands lost a rider on the third of four laps but bettered second-place Italy's time by more than a minute in the 100-kilometer time trial Thursday at the World Cycling Championships.
The loss of a rider off a four-man team usually is devastating in the race against the clock. But Tom Cordes, Gerrit de Vries and John Talen finished in 2:00:10, offsetting the loss of Rob Harmeling. Italy was second in 2:01:48, East Germany third in 2:02:47. Two-time defending champion Soviet Union was fifth in 2:04:13.