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.