Stage nine time trial – detailed analysis

Okay, so Cadel Evans rode quite fast, but Chris Froome rode faster and Bradley Wiggins rode FASTER STILL.

Time trials are pretty easy to get your head around. There’s actually even less to consider in the Tour de France than when you’re doing your own personal time trial over a familiar route.

In the Tour, there’s no: ‘Okay, I’ve got to stop to get a sandwich out of my bag, so this bit of time doesn’t count’. There’s no: “Hmm, what’s that clicky noise coming from my pedal. Maybe I should stop to check it out. This bit of time doesn’t count, because I’m DEFINITELY not stopping because my legs are burning – it’s because of the clicky noise’.

No, in the Tour, they just ride their bikes in stupid figure-hugging body suits and sperm-shaped helmets and whoever’s fastest wins. Today that was Wiggins. By some margin.


6 responses to “Stage nine time trial – detailed analysis”

  1. Traffic lights don’t count either, especially when your secretly hoping that the lights you’re coming up-to will change to red, so you don’t have to carry on pretending you can absolutely smash the small incline on the high street.

    1. It’s wise to be cautious in built-up areas as well, so you can subtract a bit of time for that.

      A built-up area is anywhere where something has been built.

    2. Andrew avatar

      There is such a thing as too many green lights, as I’ve found out on the ride to work a few times.
      Any idea what the hell that block on Wiggo’s back was? was it some kind of aerodynamic device or is he some sort of inhuman cyborg that runs on batteries?

      1. The cyborg explanation makes the most sense.

  2. Stick to cricket, KC, You’re just showing off here.

    1. You think this is showing off?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.