Time Losses

Time Losses

Tahym Lossez

Noun, Plural

Time Losses refers to the difference between a cyclist's actual time and the fastest time possible.

Example usage: The cyclist was disappointed with their time losses in the time trial.

Most used in: Time trial events around the world.

Most used by: Time trial cyclists and racing enthusiasts.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Time Trial, Time Bonus, Bonification, Penalty Time,

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What are Time Losses in Time Trial Cycling?

Time Losses, or time differences, are a term used in Time Trial (TT) cycling to compare the performance of two different cyclists or the same cyclist on two different courses. Time Losses are calculated by subtracting the time it took the slower cyclist or the time of the slower course from the faster cyclist or faster course.

Time Losses are an important statistic for cyclists to track as it can help them to identify areas of improvement. For example, a cyclist might compare their time losses on two different courses and determine that they need to work on their climbing skills if they were slower on the course with more elevation changes.

Time Losses are also used to compare different cyclists to each other. For example, a cyclist might compare their time losses to another cyclist on the same course to see how they compare. This type of comparison can be used to motivate cyclists to improve their performance.

Time Losses are a great way for cyclists to track their progress and compare themselves to other cyclists. By tracking their time losses, cyclists can identify areas of improvement and work on those areas to become faster and more competitive.

The Origin of the Term 'Time Losses' in Time Trial Cycling

Time Trial cycling has been around since the late 19th century, with the first recorded events taking place in France in the 1890s. The sport has evolved over time, with the introduction of new rules and regulations, as well as the use of new terms.

The term ‘time losses’ was first used in the context of Time Trial cycling in the mid-20th century, around the 1950s. It was initially used in the UK and Ireland to refer to the difference between a rider’s actual time and the time they should have achieved based on their performance.

This term was used to describe the time difference between the rider’s actual time and the time they should have achieved based on their performance. It allowed riders to understand where they had lost time, and helped them to improve their performance in future events.

Since the mid-20th century, the term ‘time losses’ has become a widely used term in Time Trial cycling, and is now used in cycling events around the world. It is an important part of the sport, as it allows riders to track their progress and improve their performance.

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