& whys Rob set off on an ITT when he could do a grand depart? i’m guessing its his personal preference that just happens to coincide with the grand depart. To win – do you have to be on the Grand depart start line?
cant see the leaders stopping for much of a chat. if you have been caught up after a few days your moving MUCH slower than they are.
EG – day 1 Grand depart riders will do 200 miles on day 1.
how ever it has been touted by other people leaving just before grand departs that their reason is that they want to feel included in the event and not just slip to the back of trackleaders out of the minds of those watching the sharp end. Their own mini race if you will.
but i think robs had snow and fire diverts on a previous attempt and believes this is his best window of opportunity.
I assume if Guy is doing it, there will be a TV crew tagging along ?
Novel idea, he might just be doing it as an ordinary person for fun? It’s not exactly an expensive undertaking (compared to renting a warehouse and building a massive wall of death for example) so maybe doesn’t want/need a TV crew following him in return for footing the bill.
Also, dunno if the TD is the same but TV crews are against the rules of the HT550 as they constitute a sag waggon. I guess because you could travel light/fast and rely on them if the excrement hits the fan, so even if you never use them you’re taking less gear (or using lighter wheels, not taking a first aid kit, etc).
NOTE: A time trial completed with friends, family or media following the ride, effectively acting as a sag-wagon, is not a true self-supported effort.
Perhaps if Terrahawk shows up on this thread he could enlighten us as to guy’s tracker alias (if indeed he’s riding with a tracker) but you know just for us 😉 spoiling our fun if we can’t trace his progress. 🙁