Dowsett says the wind was the biggest problem in the intense effort

The Movistar Team finished second behind Omega Pharma-QuickStep at the Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial, using their experience and strength as a team to beat the likes of BMC Racing Team and Cannondale Pro Cycling Team and 2012 winner Orica-GreenEdge.

Movistar was 11 seconds slower than Omega Pharma-QuickStep but had posted the quickest time until the Belgian squad hit the line thanks to the solid work of team leader Giovanni Visconti, Eros Capecchi, Benat Intxausti, Nicolas Castroviejo, Jan Jose Cobo and Britain's Alex Dowset. Full report taken from Cycling News Report.