It wouldn’t be the 100th edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya without the inclusion of a time trial to keep the WorldTour peloton on its toes. The second stage featured an 18.5km test in Banyoles, Spain, a mere 24km north of the team’s Girona service course. The venue served as a perfect test for the riders to put their aero setups through the paces as they prepare to attack the remaining road stages.
LEM’s MotivAero helmet and its short tail tested off the charts in the wind tunnel.
Mechanics taking a closer look at the hidden brake caliper on Felt’s DA TT rig.
Nickolas Zukowsky, KOM from the 2020 Paris-Camembert, in the zone.
Vision supplies the team’s aero bars and wheels.
All in line and no place to go. Riders bide their time until liftoff.
The team’s trainer of choice – the Wahoo KICKR.
Ben King started early so he had time to share what he had learned on course.
Pactimo’s TT Suit is the preferred garment for getting low and aero.
Gavin Mannion out on course. Mannion would average over 45 km/hr for the 24min effort.
Sprinter Colin Joyce opted for a clear lens.
Two-time US TT champ Joey Rosskopf finished three seconds behind teammate Mannion.