I'm building for time trial
nationals in a little less than two weeks, and right after that is road nationals, so I'm hoping to peak for that, and this is the last preparations.
On Thursday, Christine Thorburn threw a wrench in the plan by winning the Team USA Selection time trial
race at Moreno Valley, thereby earning an Olympic team nomination that her T-Mobile team had wanted so badly.
For the first time since his first Tour victory in 1999 after returning from cancer, the American did not win the last time trial
of the Tour, but he beat 1997 champion Ullrich by 11 seconds.
Humbled by Ullrich in the first time trial
in Cap Decouverte last week, Armstrong struck back with a brilliant win in LuzArdiden before talking of all the problems he has encountered since the start of the Tour.
5mile time trial
in 1hour 3min 52sec as he staged a tremendous last-gasp effort to rescue what had seemed a lost cause.
Armstrong traversed the mountainous 96 miles in 4:21:15, besting Tuesday's stage winner, Tina Pic of Colavita Cooking Light and time trial
winner Alex Wrubleski, both of whom finished with times of 4:24:14.
Barker finished fifth after having a puncture during the National Road Race Championships time trial
in June, and has had limited time on the roads this season.
The Brit was looking to emulate Sir Bradley Wiggins' feat of Tour de France triumph and Olympic time trial
gold at London 2012 but could only manage a bronze medal.
British spirits were renewed the following Wednesday in London, however, as Froome claimed bronze and Sir Bradley Wiggins gold in the time trial
In last month's Tour de France triumph, he won one time trial
and came second in the other - handsome reward for his homework in labs which can simulate winds of up to 90mph and sensors measure the pressure of drag forces.
COVENTRY Road Club have a new Polish National 19 km time trial
champion after the club's fast man Piotr Klin won the 20-29 age group in a time of 25 minutes 7 seconds.
swept her C4 class--winning gold in the pursuit, time trial
and scratch race.