A hard time trial

A hard time trial

In the third stage of the Volta ao Algarve the time trial bikes were brought up. “Not my favourite discipline”, our champion admits. “Yet he was creditable sixteenth with a minute behind triple time trial world champion Tony Martin.

“I’ve never been good in the time trial, even if I was motivated. I try to work on it and I improve year by year. But today it was a hard one. First part tailwind, then a technical part in the city and the last five kilometer were head- and crosswind.”

Styby never found his rhythm. “I never had a good feeling during the ride. I finished sixteenth with a minute behind Tony, my teammate. He is now second in the classification after Geraint Thomas. With Michal Kwiatkowski on three we have two cards to play with.”

By on 20/02/2015