- Bare headed cyclist, Smoker
I personally think a team time trial distorts the overall result at the expense of good riders who may be in a weak team.
Rob S said:I don't think having a weak team for a time trial is any different to having a weak team in the mountains.
Perhaps you could limit the damage of the distortion by having a trial of say no more than 25-30 miles. But if they are going to limit the distortion by introducing Micky Mouse gimmicks like they did a couple of times in recent years then they should drop it.
Rob S said:Exactly...so a proper TTT of no more than 25 miles will give the spectacle, a challenge without distorting the overall greatly. Smokin Joe's point that it disadvantages a good rider in a weak team could also be said about a team leader with very few climbing domestiques.