I just completed a local stage race that featured a 3 mile flat TT. I do not own a TT bike so I ended up borrowing a friends TT and did the best I could to get the fit correct.
I lost the GC podium because of the TT. I was almost 30 seconds off the lead group of TT times and even though I was 2nd in the RR and 4th in the crit, it wasn’t enough to overcome the bad TT.
Now what was remarkable was that the guy who won the GC came in 3rd on the TT on a ROAD BIKE so this got me thinking, is there a point where the power required that it makes more sense to do a TT on a road bike? Granted, I was not properly fitted to the TT bike I was riding but riding hard just felt much harder on a TT bike where riding easier felt much easier.
Anyone have any ideas / recommendations about this?