Team Sky is now Team INEOS

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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 14 Oct 2019, 6:55pm

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Except in the 1,200 Cycling Time Trials 'Open' Events held in the UK every year.


yes, but they don't do drafting.... Kipchoge's time was impossible without his wind shield.


I believe TTs on busy dual carriageways are popular for fast times.


Most popular of all is the R25/3H in the Neath Valley which has very low traffic flows (for a dual-carriageway) but has a big downhill section - very scary in a sidewind when on tri-bars and using a disk rear wheel. British Comp Record has been broken several times on this course in the past few years.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Oct 2019, 7:53pm

Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 14 Oct 2019, 8:04pm

brynpoeth wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby TrevA » 15 Oct 2019, 7:14pm

Spinners wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.


No, the uphill bit is to get from the HQ to the start. My son rode the National Junior 25 Champs on the R25/3. He beat his previous 25 PB by 7 minutes.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby Spinners » 15 Oct 2019, 7:55pm

TrevA wrote:
Spinners wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Hope it has a big uphill section too :wink:


Only to get back to the race HQ.


No, the uphill bit is to get from the HQ to the start. My son rode the National Junior 25 Champs on the R25/3. He beat his previous 25 PB by 7 minutes.


That must have been a one-off, perhaps for the National 25, as the usual HQ's are at Rhigos RFC and Hirwaun Village Hall - both are at the top.

Thinking about it, I organised the National 10 in 2002 and the National 25 in 2005 and on both occasions we used the Glynneath Leisure Centre at the bottom of the old Neath Bank road - I think because we felt that it was a more fitting HQ for a National. That long steep hill is actually used for an Open hill climb event.
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Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

Postby TrevA » 16 Oct 2019, 3:01pm

Yes, Glyneath LC rings a bell. It would have been the 2005 Nationals. My lad finished 5th, I think. He did a 56 and his previous PB was a 1.03. Alex Dowsett won.
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