June 10, 2004
Ventoux time trial blow by blow
VeloNews has a detailed look at today's time trial, and breaks it down by time station, so you can easily see who was fastest on each segment of the mammoth mountain.
What worked in Mayo's favor though was that he started four minutes behind Armstrong and two behind Hamilton. After the relatively easy opening stretch of 5.7km at 4.2 percent, Armstrong set a then-best time of 10:13. Hamilton came through in 10:20, while the supposed-to-be-going-slow Mayo sped though in 10:04.
"I didn't expect to do the fastest time in that first phase," said Mayo. "I was riding within myself and just getting a feel for the bike." For the first time, he was using a brand-new climbing bike from Orbea, the lightest that Mayo has ever ridden.
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it dosen't show his time he that he did the tour de france in when he broke the record
Posted by: chris at Jun 29, 2004 9:57:49 AM