A quick overview video on how to use my new TTT Time Predictor as well as the Power Planner to give your team the best chance of an efficient and fast pace line
By taking just a few details and comparing your entered stats to the known best teams over that course, I am confident that in most instances I can get to well within 60s of an accurate time for your team.
Note: throughout this video I reference ‘FTP’, but what I actually mean is the % vs the power you entered into the form, which may NOT actually be the rider’s FTP, but is a more accurate reflection of their performances during previous TTTs.
If you would like to get hold of the separate Excel sheet mentioned at the end of the video, that gives wattage details for every rider by position, you can find that HERE
Top Tips for riding as an efficient Team Time Trial.
- Rather than 45mins at 100%, teams should use a series of overlapping ‘Over and Under intervals’ of anything from 85% up to 130% and beyond.
- Having 8 riders, and ensure those riders are evenly matched will likely always be faster
- Use the spreadsheet mentioned to note who can do what
- Pick a target power that is at least 120% of the team average – ideally 130%+
- Check course notes (available on my site) to check where w/kg and blobbing would be better
- Really use the draft to get that rest at no less than about 85% in position 3+, 95-100% in position 2, as part of that set of Over/Under intervals,
- Practice and be consistent and metronomic in those 30s turns at 130%+
This kind of session is pretty unique, indoors or out, and there are not many training workouts that you can use…...so I made some. You can find a link to a full workout, including Warm Up, that simulates what a Zwift TTT should feel like, at my website, along with a link to instructions on their use from Zwift and Zwift Insider.
If you really want to take your team results to the next level, you could download the 6-rider set of files, create a ‘Stay Together Meet-up’ and choose a file each for a rough simulation of how a Team Time Trial should look. It will allow the team to do a guided effort to see how hard they can go and practice the communication required before doing it for real.