Couldn’t find a thread for it. Must be loads of TR users racing in Scotland this summer.
Honestly not sure what I’m going to do about nutrition. I don’t have a team car or anyone that can provide a handup of a bottle in the feed zone, and going into that place will be a black hole that you never return from.
My gut says 5 hours for the 160km. That could just be managed with 2x 1L bottles and a 500ml disposable bottle in your back pocket that you drink before and then chuck at the first feed zone (500ml/hr). Then 240g/bottle and 120g in the back pocket gives you your 120ish/hr. When I qualified in Cyprus we did a 4hr stage but it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done on a bike. Blokes everywhere. .89IF for 4 hours . That said with 120g in a bottle you aren’t really getting 500ml of water, so maybe a more dilute solution (80-90) and a few gels would be wiser.
Secondly, 5min gapped staggered starts after the first (19-34) group. My gut says you need to TTT onto the back of that group as soon as you can, but it will inevitably be shattered so hard to tell who/where to latch onto.
Qualified for the TT as well but don’t have the time to stay up for the entire event.