Juvéderm-Specialized Mazda rode the Open De Suède Vargarda UCI World Cup Team Time Trial (TTT) last night, July 29, 2011. HTC Highroad took home the victory with 1:44 on the second place team, AA Drinks. Garmin finalized the podium with a third place finish, only seconds ahead of the Australian National Team.
Juvéderm-Specialized-Mazda started and finished with 5 riders, all on Specialized Transition time trial bikes. We came in 16th out of 21 teams. For a first team time trial, we did a pretty good job. TTTs are neat team experiences. Developing a strategy of how to approach the race course, how to best organize the order of the girls out on the course, deciding how to handle the technical parts of the course, as well as the less technical parts of the course, and how to communicate with eachother during the race are amongst the critical aspects of having a successful TTT. It takes a while to perfect all of these elements to race as efficiently as possible. For a first shot, I think we did pretty well, and we brought home some more UCI points for Canada.
We'll be out riding hard in the penultimate road race of the UCI Women's World Cup Series on Sunday!