Looked a bit hairy out there. Thought Wiggins was off the pace seeing him mince about on the bends, and the prep for Florence being for a longer TT, but a great time there. Curious to see he rode the race with a water bottle on the frame. Must be some advantage what with marginal gains, or maybe a setup test for the worlds?
ToB stage 3 ITT *SPOILERS*
A lot of those aero TT frames are actually designed to work better with a water bottle. Some, like Cervelo & Specialized actually design in aero water bottles that effectively block off part of the frame making it more aero - they're allowed in triathlon but not UCI legal.
Some big time gaps in this, surprising for such a short course.
I think i read a while back that a bottle on the down tube can make the bike more aero, but on the seat tube less aero. Bizarre!
Yes, 30 seconds on a 10 mile TT, big gap. Nice to see them doing a 10 though given that's what most of us ride in the UK.
Job done. Looked like he wanted it, too. Nice to see.
Just got back from watching, Wiggo obviously went fastest and looked fastest on the circuit.
I know what I mean but, even 2 minutes in from the side of the Road, you could tell he was going for it.
seeing him mince about on the bends
To be fair, I didn't see anyone get around confidently.
any spoilers spoilt by BBC news
Curious to see he rode the race with a water bottle on the frame
I read somewhere - its always more aero to have a water bottle in the cage.
A fiar few of the others did too, Qunitana, Stannard to name but 2.
Wiggo didn't go too fast round the bend off Knowsley Lane, but my word he accelerated quickly on the straight afterwards.
Wiggo needs a lesson from Stannard on how to get around wet twisty bits!
Edit: wonder if this starts a trend for having a water bottle on the local 10's?
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