By Michael Bello
Published 01/09/2024; Updated 01/09/2024

For the second week of the NCC Zwift Hill Climb/Time Trial Series, we rode a time trial in Yorkshire.

The challenge for the day was the 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit. The course is 8.58 miles with an average gradient of 0%. That said, there is still 787 feet of climbing throughout the course.

Dusty was focused. Despite being sore from skiing and riding this morning, he was the only rider under 21 minutes on the challenging course. Kevin, who rode solo, took second, followed by Henry vdB taking third.

A mere six seconds behind Henry, Zinj finished fourth, while Jonthan, who must still be recovering from his Everest and Festive 500, took fifth.

Henry W mentally psyched himself up for today’s ride and finished sixth.

Joe, Steve and I took the final three positions.

While everyone was working hard, Charlie made a surprise appearance on Discord to say “hi.”

Congratulations to Dusty, Joe, and Steve for PRs tonight.

Here are today’s results:

1. King, Dusty; Time: 0:20:58*; 24.6 mph; 9 points
2. Weinman, Kevin; Time: 0:21:34; 23.9 mph; 8 points
3. van den Broek, Henry; Time: 0:22:41; 22.7 mph; 7 points
4. Guo, Zinj; Time: 0:22:47; 22.6 mph; 6 points
5. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Time: 0:22:57; 22.4 mph; 5 points
6. Weis, Henry; Time: 0:23:10; 22.2 mph; 4 points
7. Laviolette, Joe; Time: 0:24:22*; 21.1 mph; 3 points
8. Wysk, Steve; Time: 0:25:29*; 20.2 mph; 2 points
9. Bello, Michael; Time: 0:33:15; 15.5 mph; 1 points

*Strava PR

Here are the series standings:

1. King, Dusty; Event(s) 2; Points: 20
2. van den Broek, Henry; Event(s) 2; Points: 16
3. Guo, Zinj; Event(s) 2; Points: 13.5
4. Weis, Henry; Event(s) 2; Points: 11.5
5. Hewitt, Mark; Event(s) 1; Points: 10
6. Weinman, Kevin; Event(s) 1; Points: 8
7. Laviolette, Joe; Event(s) 2; Points: 7
8. Lellman, Charlotte; Event(s) 1; Points: 6
9. Wysk, Steve; Event(s) 2; Points: 5
9. Warwick, Melissa; Event(s) 1; Points: 5
9. O’Keeffe, Jonathan; Event(s) 1; Points: 5
12. Silva, Tim; Event(s) 1; Points: 2
12. Bello, Michael; Event(s) 2; Points: 2

Next week, we will do a hill climb up the Innsbruck KOM.

Participants in the Hill Climb/TT series may ride any time during the day or participate in the group ride version at 6:00 PM. Please visit the NCC Zwift page for the series rules.

Here is the NCC Zwift schedule:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – Time Trial / Hill Climb
  • Wednesday 7:30 PM – Social Ride
  • Thursday Evenings – Road Race (times will vary between 5 PM and 7 PM EST)
  • Sat 9:00 AM – Social Ride

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