- Time trial
racing sports an athlete (or occasionally a team of athletes) will compete in a time trial against the clockto secure the fastest time. In cycling, for example, a time trial (TT) can be a single track cyclingevent, or an individual or team time trialon the road, and either or both of the latter may form components of multi-day stage races. In contrast to other types of races, athletes race alone since they are sent out in intervals (interval starts).
cross country skiingand biathloncompetitions, skiers are sent out in 30 to 60 second intervals.
In rowing, time trial races, where the boats are sent out at 10 to 20 second intervals, are usually called "
A similar race against the clock or
time attackis often part of racing video games.
Bushy Park Time Trial
Cross country skiing
Individual time trial
Isle of Man TT
Team time trial
Tour de France
Track time trial
* [http://www.socalttseries.com Southern California Time Trial Racing]
* [http://www.vilacom.net/cycling/timetrial.php List of cycling World Time Trial Champions]
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