Exergy Tour: Saturday's Straightaway Is All About Speed For Elite Cyclists

by

comment

Taiwans Yu Hsuan Lee begins Saturdays Exergy Tour
  • George Prentice
  • Taiwan's Yu Hsuan Lee begins Stage Two of the Exergy Tour today.

Temperatures in the low 40s and a driving rain don't seem to be fazing the world's elite female cycists today as they begin Stage Two of the Exergy Tour.

Taiwan's Yu Hsuan Lee was first out of the gate at 11 a.m. in a staggered start, separated by 1 minute, leading nearly 100 cyclists on today's speed test. The time trial is just over 10 miles of extremely flat terrain—the total elevation change is no more than 150 feet. The course was specifically designed to mimic the time-trial course for this summer's Olympic Games in London.

Today's slick conditions have already resulted in one early spill, in a competition where one second can mean the difference in a hard-fought victory. American Addyson Albershardt slid onto the pavement but quickly hopped back into the race.

Switzerlands Jessica Ueberlhart flies out of the starting gate to begin her time-trial at the Exergy Tour
  • George Prentice
  • Switzerland's Jessica Ueberlhart flies out of the starting gate to begin her time trial at the Exergy Tour today.

Race officials check each bike before cyclists begin Saturdays time-trail at the Exergy Tour
  • George Prentice
  • Race officials check each bike before cyclists begin today's time trail at the Exergy Tour.

Comments

Comments are closed.