|World Masters TT Champs||yeah right|
Aug 28, 2003 3:02 PM
|It seems like there frequently are questions about average TT speeds on this board. I was just looking over at cyclingnews, and saw the times for the over 70 years old class at the worlds tt championships. The winner posted a 28.35 for a 20km course, that's about 25.7 mph. There were two other riders less than 20 sec back. Assuming this was a loop or a course with out a lot of tail wind or elevation loss, these times are great. Cycling is a sport where you can keep going fast for a long time (just ask Bostick), but these guys are amazing.|
|re: World Masters TT Champs||spitze|
Aug 29, 2003 11:33 AM
|I just came from the World Masters. My TT time wasn't impressive at all (this was my first one). However, it was awsome being in a town with the worlds best riders of all ages. Anyway, the course was fairly flat. There was one hill near the turn around, and it was very windy. I was totally amazed with the TT times for all of the top riders, especially the men over 60.
Yesterday I rode the race course a few times. Lots of people were out riding. After a while I had about half a dozen people in my draft. I kept the pace at 40-45 kph on the flats & the group stayed with me. ...Every one of those guys were over 60 & one or two were over 70!! Some of them had equipment from the 70's. Unbelievable!
After the Bavarian TT tomorrow, I'm going back down for my road race & to get another dish of humble pie.