Today I did this race BST Happy Mountaingoats’ Hill Climb TT: Lutscher 1 Laps 25 km
The Lutscher course starts and finishes at the top of the climb. But it’s common for races to have lead-ins. So I expected the timing to start @ the start pen.
But time trials have a special HUD. At Bologna, solo start,we started, then a few seconds later, the HUD turned on, along with time elapsed. In the desert the HUD appeared immediately, along with the timer. Here we started and lap said “lead-in”, but no HUD. No problem – I’d wait for the HUD, then game on.
We hit the climb and I figured the timer was using the course proper – start and finish @ the KOM banner. No problem – warm up the first time up.
But when I crossed the KOM banner, lap changed to 1, and still no TT HUD.
So I suppose this wasn’t a TT after all, but rather a pack race without drafting. But it was labeled as a time trial.
Can someone clarify?
- Where does the timer begin on the TT race at Bologna? After leaving the pen, right?
- Do mass-start time trials ever show the HUD?
This is quite confusing, because in training mode, routes don’t start until you reach a route start point. For example, @ Surrey Hills, you need to climb Kite Hill before the route even begins, then climb it again to reach the finish later.