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Tee-tee time trial

Noun, Verb

A time trial race in which cyclists compete against the clock.

Example usage: 'I'm entering a TT-time-trial this weekend.'

Most used in: Cycling competitions and races in Europe and the United States.

Most used by: Professional and amateur cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Time-Trial, Individual Time-Trial, Race Against the Clock, Time-Trial Race,


What Is a TT-Time Trial?

A TT-Time Trial, also known as an Individual Time Trial, is a type of cycling event in which riders compete against the clock. It is essentially a race against yourself, as you are not competing against any other riders. The goal is to complete the course in the shortest amount of time possible.

The course for a TT-Time Trial is typically a straight line and usually consists of a start and finish line with a number of turns in between. The terrain can be flat or hilly, depending on the event. Riders typically race one at a time, with the fastest rider winning the event. Time trials are usually held on roads, although some events may use off-road or mountain bike courses.

Time trials are often used in professional cycling, with the Tour de France and other major stage races featuring individual time trial stages. During the Tour, the overall winner is determined by the rider with the lowest total time for all the stages combined. According to the official Tour de France website, the fastest ever time trial was completed by Bradley Wiggins in 2011, when he completed the course in 47 minutes and 25 seconds.

Time trials are also a popular event in amateur cycling. Many cycling clubs organize time trial events for their members, often with the aim of improving their personal best times. If you're looking for a competitive cycling event, a time trial is a great way to challenge yourself and measure your progress.


The Origin of the Term 'TT-Time Trial' in Cycling

The term 'TT-Time Trial' was first used in the context of cycling in the 1930s. It was initially used to describe a type of race that involved cyclists racing against the clock rather than against each other.

Time trials originated in the United Kingdom, where they were known as 'time trials' or 'time trial races'. The term 'TT-Time Trial' was coined by British cycling journalist Bill Mills, who used it to describe the time trial races that were held in the area around London. The term quickly gained popularity, and became widely used in the cycling world.

Today, the term 'TT-Time Trial' is used to refer to any race that involves cyclists racing against the clock. Time trials remain a popular form of cycling competition, with many professional and amateur cyclists participating in them.

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