US Pro Cycling Challenge-Time Trial, Denver, CO 2012.
Taylor Phinney (USA) would go on the win the time trial stage, there was but a brief view of the movement sequence and it was a SBHH with great clarity. In another George Hincapie (USA) sighting, he performed the SBHH as well, that is his style since I first had a look at his performances in the Tour de France.
Much like he climbed yesterday, Rory Sutherland (Aus) displayed the roll motion of the upper trunk and a hike of the hips. Cadel Evans (AUS) riding the course and dispensing valuable advice to Tejay van Garderen (USA) prior to his time trial effort. van Garderen tended to bounce on the saddle, resulting from unevenness in the road surface, in fact he was jettisoned at least once, though could not determine if he continued performing his movement pattern even under those circumstances, some do, but it can’t feel very good to land body weight on the tip of the saddle. Most riders are susceptible to bouncing off the saddle in that time trial position vs. on the road bike.
Tom Danielson (USA) had an effective SBHH; however, the repositioned his pelvis back at least once a minute. While this certainly takes time, I am not clear on the impact on the event. Levi Leipheimer (USA) took advantage of a TPR while off the saddle on a mini-incline, something he does very well. His movement pattern was about as fluid as I have seen from him; he tends to be very compact and overall difficult to figure out. There was some very focused and excellent motorbike camera work, could not have asked for anything more. Overall, a very good display of the movement patterns by all participants and a testament to the athletic ability on hand.