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How does the TTT effect the individual overall? (NM)(3 posts)

How does the TTT effect the individual overall? (NM)Swat Dawg
Jul 5, 2003 9:52 AM
re: How does the TTT effect the individual overall? (NM)Walter
Jul 5, 2003 10:38 AM
Every member of the team gets the same time so it can be very important. A crash or mechanical or just a horrible day by a couple of team members may cost a GC contender 5 or more minutes.

Liggett was harping about how LA wanted to make sure the USPS riders all had good Prologues so that USPS got a good start time (last or as close as possible). So far they're right on plan.
That's not quite accurate...Dwayne Barry
Jul 6, 2003 10:57 AM
Each team's time is determined by the 5th rider to cross the line. However if you're behind that 5th rider you get you're own time (so you lose time). If for some reason 4 riders left the 5th rider on the team behind, and finished in front of him, they still would get the time of the 5th rider, not their own times.