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Vets on standard

Postby ju5t1n » Wed Feb 20, 2013 08:09 am

I've entered an early season Hardriders time trail on the 3rd March (K4/23 course – so 23 miles) and there are prizes for the first three Vets on standard.

What does “on standard” mean?

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Re: Vets on standard

Postby lc1981 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 08:26 am

Perhaps it means a standard road bike, rather than a time trial bike?

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Re: Vets on standard

Postby ju5t1n » Wed Feb 20, 2013 08:38 am

I think it’s a handicap system of some sort, I just wondered how it works

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Re: Vets on standard

Postby ju5t1n » Wed Feb 20, 2013 08:45 am

I found this on the CTT website which I think answers my question, I guess I just need to know the Standard Times for this event:

It is always a source of amazement to non-aficionados that elderly people also take part in Time Trials. However, in order to make it possible for the occasional septuagenarian to win an event the VTTA devised a system known as the "Standards". This is only for those 40 years old and more and consists of a table of allowable times at each age for all the standard distances competed at. For example, at 25 miles a 40 year old rider has a standard of 1 hour 6 minutes while a 70 year old has 1 hour 22 minutes 30 seconds to aim at. To work out the result of an event each rider's time is compared to his Standard and the difference (±) is credited. The winner is the rider with the most plus. So if our example 40 year old returned a time of 59 minutes 30 seconds he would have a plus of 6 minutes 30 seconds but if the 70 year old finished in 1 hour 15 minutes 55 seconds (giving him a +6 minutes 35 seconds) he (the 70 year old) would win on Standard.

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Re: Vets on standard

Postby danowat » Wed Feb 20, 2013 09:13 am

Standards have been updated for 2013

http://www.vtta.org.uk/information/standardstables.php

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Re: Vets on standard

Postby SBezza » Thu Feb 21, 2013 16:11 pm

ju5t1n wrote:I found this on the CTT website which I think answers my question, I guess I just need to know the Standard Times for this event:


I wouldn't worry about what the standard times are, just go as hard as you can and see what happens. I haven't got a clue what the standards are for each distance, and I can usually end up winning the VOAS.

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Re: Vets on standard

Postby Mike67 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 18:09 pm

danowat wrote:Standards have been updated for 2013

http://www.vtta.org.uk/information/standardstables.php


Ooooh..I see they've gone all funky and hi tech with push buttons and calculators and such :shock:
Nice to see I can go 4 seconds slower on a 10 this year...if only :D
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