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ITT Series

The CCC ITT (Individual Time Trial) Series is the night to test your fitness against the clock. Each event will have a timer and rider holder to make sure you get off to a fast, clean start.

ITT Series Results and Standings

The series will consist of 21 time trials broken down in the following distances:

  • 8 km (x4)

  • 15 KM (x14)

  • 40 (x3)

The winner of the season long series will be the rider with the most points over the course of the year.


  • 1st – 10

  • 2nd – 8

  • 3rd – 6

  • 4th – 4

  • 5th – 3

  • 6th – 2

  • 7th and under – 1

Weekly Results

Results will be posted following the event, every week with updated points standings.


There are precise rules for time trials to ensure that riders do not gain an unfair advantage. If these rules are breached the rider/s concerned will likely receive a time penalty or be disqualified. These rules are essentially those of the world governing body for time trials.

  • When a rider catches another, the rider caught may not lead the rider behind, and the rider behind must not follow directly behind in the slipstream of the rider ahead.

  • When the rider behind passes, the rider who has been caught must not follow behind in their slipstream.

  • Within a kilometre the rider who has been caught must drop back to at least 25 m behind the rider now in front.

  • When catching and overtaking a rider, check behind for vehicles and other riders overtaking you.

  • At the turn-around, do not proceed if a vehicle is approaching within 500 m. Check the road behind and ahead at the 1 km mark before the turn-around to time your turn properly.


Some tips for riding time trials:

Time trials are known as the “race of truth”. There is just you, your bike, the road and the conditions – there is truly nowhere to hide. Some people find this appealing but others find it daunting.

  • If possible ride the course before your event. You may find factors such as false flats, rough seal, or trees and dips in the road affecting wind strength and direction – things you may not have noticed in your car or even in a road race.

  • Check the Weather Network for wind speed and direction before the event.

  • If you have a specialised time trial bike you probably won’t need to be told to do some pre-race training on it, but if you haven’t and only rarely use time trial bars, do some riding with them. You need to get used to the crouched aero position and also be prepared for the different feel and loss of control (estimated at 40%) of time trial bars.

  • Be well warmed up for the start. This is a little difficult with a big field but ideally you should be lightly sweating when you start.

  • It has been said that the five rules of time trialling are: Don’t start too hard, Don’t start too hard …and so on. So, don’t start too hard! The temptation in the excitement of the standing start and the desire to get up to speed as quickly as possible is to crank it up too fast and then find within a kilometre of the start that your lungs are bursting and your legs are burning.

Start strong and get settled quickly but fight the temptation to go all out too early. Time trials are all about pacing yourself. Your need to settle into a consistent pace you are confident you can maintain. At the same time it has to be fast or you will not have chance of winning. That’s a key part of the challenge of this event.

Be prepared to climb into the hurt box and stay there. A good rule of thumb is if you aren’t hurting, you’re not going hard enough.

Some people split the race up into quarters and progressively increase their pace while other split it in half. In most cases most riders would step it up to maximum for the final couple of kilometres.

You should have nothing left at the finish.

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