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Team TT question ( not a spoiler)(10 posts)

Team TT question ( not a spoiler)Dave Hickey
Jul 10, 2002 6:05 AM
How many riders have to finish the Team Time trial? Does the whole team have to finish?
re: Team TT question ( not a spoiler)brider
Jul 10, 2002 6:09 AM
I believe the teams time is determined by the 7th team member to finish.
none actually...merckx56
Jul 10, 2002 6:21 AM
have to finish together, but the time for the "team finish" is determined by the fifth rider across the line. those who were dropped must finish with 25% of their team's finish time.
Why doesn't every team select 5 of their best time trialists andtz
Jul 10, 2002 6:47 AM
leave the "slow" riders behind?
Why doesn't every team select 5 of their best time trialists andTJeanloz
Jul 10, 2002 6:55 AM
Because the 'slow' riders can sit in the TT specialists draft, and then take hard pulls at the front giving the TT specialists a rest, and these guys can just be burned through. Additionally, there is a small (minute) aerodynamic advantage to having somebody drafting off of you.
Another TTT questionfunknuggets
Jul 10, 2002 7:00 AM
One more question... suppose a team drops a member, and that member finishes a minute after the 5th rider finishes. What time gets added to that individual's time?... the team time... or the team time plus one minute???
They all get the same time (nm)brider
Jul 10, 2002 7:11 AM
Jul 10, 2002 7:22 AM
The first five get the same time, the riders after the first five get their actual individual times.
Late riders get their actual times, not the team time, plusPdxMark
Jul 10, 2002 7:22 AM
they are subject to time elimination. So an early crash/flat could cause a rider to be eliminated if they can't make the very fast time cut. That's from Phil/Paul.
Another TTT questionWayne
Jul 10, 2002 7:24 AM
No, he gets his time, i think, which would be the team's time plus one minute. But the you can't do any better than your 5th man so if 4 of you finished a minute infront of rider #5 you still would get his time.