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DAY 9 - The Team Time Trial

Today we will see the riders working with each other against the clock in the team time trial.  Teams start at equal intervals a few minutes apart. The starting sequences will usually be based on individuals' times in previous events, with the highest ranked teams starting later. This gives the faster teams the crucial advantage of knowing what times they need to beat. Unlike the individual time trial, where competitors are not allowed to draft each other, this is the main tactic in the team event. Each member will take a turn at the front while team-mates sit in behind them riding in the still air. After their turn, the lead rider will then swing over, and the team will rotate...

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