The U.S. National Championships got underway with time trialing action in Knoxville, Tennessee. The women’s TT took on two laps of the mostly flat 6.9-mile circuit, with men’s race covering three. Wil Matthews captured the team battling the field, the clock, and the heat.
Taking on time trial nationals means aero everything.
Pat McCarty is the man with the plan.
Rally UHC Cycling’s stable of TT bikes ready for action
Nobody can get far without air in the tires.
Krista Doebel-Hickok and Emma White get dialed in for a race against the clock.
Evan Huffman stays cool – and fashionable – with a slick (ice) vest.
Once the numbers are pinned on, it’s almost go time.
Warming up is still important – even when it’s already quite warm outside.
Evan Huffman gets into the zone.
Emma White knows that even during warm-ups, it’s key to keep your eyes on the prize.
Did we mention it was hot?
Doebel-Hickok geared up for her ride
Official bike check results confirm just how awesome our Felt TT rigs are.
Doebel-Hickok fully focused on her start
Aero bike, aero bars
Huffman rolls out to tackle the 34.2-kilometer route. He would finish with a time of 47:26.
Time to ride for Doebel-Hickok
Off to the races…
Huffman hard at work
Aero bike, aero bars, aero rider
Everything else flies by in a blur when you’re Emma White.
Kyle Murphy in go-fast mode
White’s ride landed her inside the under-23 top three.
White celebrates a solid ride in Knoxville.
Does it count as cooling down if it’s still blazing hot outside?