WTRL #124 – Magnificent 8
Course Notes – 1 Laps inc Lead-In – 29.2km
Last raced by many back at the WTRL World TTT Champs, as well as ZRL Season 1&3. This course is made for Team Time Trials.
The only significant test is the Hilly KOM Rev, but this is only the first 400m, then it is a false flat really to the arch. Other than this, plus a couple of short digs on gravel and in tunnels, you should be able to safely carry out turns on the front, fully utilising a TTT rotation for large parts.
Why not see how fast you are likely to go with the Zwift DS Time Predictor – this will give you a time for your 4 (min required) to 6 riders, based on the best WTRL TTT racers. It will also tell you the power that each rider should be using on the front and for how long, based on their Weight and Height.
Full DS notes below – use the Print button for simplified version to combine with the Time Predictor Power Plan and DS Call sheet
|0.7km||300m||2-3%||Initial drag off sea front, suggest one rider takes you up.|
|5km||1km||3-4%||Initial gravel switchbacks – turns ok, but rear riders need to push a little harder to stay on, but 2nd hard on tarmac, back to turns on tarmac|
|7.2km||500m||3-10%||The first few hundred metres of Reverse KOM, stay at agreed w/kg from the red beacon until the first dip (@c8km)|
|8.5km||1km||1-3%||Hard rotations all the way to the arch – any dropped riders now, just leave|
|9.7km||1km||-5%||Sprint around bend and then SuperTuck if necessary, you can tuck all the way to the bridge at the bottom|
|10.7km||12.3km||Planned rotations right through the desert|
|23km||900m||3%||Long drag out of desert, turns possible, but caution when backing off to not drop|
|23.9km||4km||-3%||Down out trees, use time to regather, then big turns into tunnel and through|
|27.8km||300m||Best effort push from everyone out of tunnel – no waiting|
|28km||1km||Potential suicide pull from strong rider – Build for Sprint Finish – Race Each Other!|