ROUND 7: TEAM TIME TRIAL
Saturday 4th November The Range
The Teams Time Trial provide some of the fastest events on bikes. With full time trial setups at the Tour de France, teams will average over 50km/h! Teams have to work in unison, having to finish with 4 of their starting 8 riders to have their time recorded. For the strongest riders on the teams, it's about controlling their effort. For the weekest, it's about holding on with all that they have!
Riders will face two laps of the rolling circuit around "The Range" course in the Onkaparinga Council. Punctuated by short climbs and rolling flats riders will be expected to hit high speeds around the course. Pacing the effort will be a tough challenge even for the most experienced of teams.
Riders will head out towards Willunga hill along rolling rises. Just before they reach Willunga hill they do a sharp left onto a fast downhill, where riders will hit over 70km/h as they descend before a final climb up to the finish line.
Riders will do two laps of this testing course.
Covering 16.85 km each lap, the course features a punchy climb, fast downhills and rolling hills. The current Strava course record is held by Leo Simmonds (USG Cycling) at just under 22 minutes for one lap. There is a high chance we could see this broken this year!
Definately not a flat profile. The course has several steep pitches and has almost 100m of climbing every lap.