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A cyclist who competes in time trials or races against the clock.

Example usage: 'He's a very talented tt-rider; he's won several time trials this season.'

Most used in: Cycling events where riders compete against the clock.

Most used by: Cyclists, fans and commentators of time trials and track cycling.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Time Trialist, Time Trialler, Time Trialing, Chrono-rider,

What is a TT-Rider?

A TT-Rider (or Time Trial Rider) is a cyclist who specializes in racing against the clock. A TT-Rider will typically rely on aerodynamic positioning and equipment to maximize speed, as well as a strength and endurance training program to build speed and stamina.

Time trials are a common format in competitive cycling, and they are the basis of the individual time trial event in the Olympic Games. In a time trial, riders typically race alone against the clock, with the fastest time determining the winner. The individual time trial is an event of strategy, where riders must decide how hard to push themselves in order to achieve the best time.

TT-Riders are considered to be among the most elite cyclists and are often the most successful in individual time trial events. According to data from the UCI WorldTour in 2019, the top 10 TT-Riders had an average speed of 49.3 kilometers per hour (km/h) in the individual time trial event, compared to the average speed of the entire peloton, which was 42.9 km/h.

TT-Riding is a specialized discipline that requires a combination of speed, power, and endurance. It is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are willing to push themselves to the limit, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.


The History of the TT-Rider: A Cycling Icon

The term TT-rider (or time-trialist) has been used in the world of cycling since the 1950s. It is used to refer to cyclists who specialize in time-trial racing, which requires cyclists to race against the clock rather than other competitors. This type of cycling is often referred to as “the race of truth” as it relies solely on the rider’s own physical and mental strength.

The term was first used in the United Kingdom and Europe, but quickly spread to the United States and other parts of the world. In the 1950s, the term was mainly used to refer to professional cyclists who specialized in time-trial racing. However, over the years the term has become associated with all types of cyclists, from professional to amateur.

Today, TT-riders are respected and admired by many in the cycling community. They are seen as athletes who are dedicated to their craft and have a passion for cycling. They are also recognized for their ability to push themselves to the limit, and break their own records.

The term TT-rider is now firmly entrenched in the cycling lexicon, and is used to refer to all types of cyclists who specialize in time-trial racing. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, if you’re a time-trialist, you’re a TT-rider.

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