Omega Pharma-Quick Step won the men's team time-trial, a new event at the cycling world championships, on Sunday.
The Belgian six-man team, led by the individual time-trial defending champion Tony Martin of Germany, completed the 53.2-km race in one hour three minutes 17 seconds.
BMC finished 3.16 seconds behind to grab the silver medal while another Australian team, Orica-Greenedge, ended third, 47 seconds adrift of the winners.
Team Sky of Britain, who were without Tour de France winner and individual time-trial Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins, finished a disappointing ninth.
Earlier on Sunday, German team Specialized-Lululemon took the women's title ahead of Australia Orica-AIS and Dutch team AA Drink.
The individual time-trial will take place on Wednesday and the road race will be held next Sunday.
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