Tyler Stites (Undertaking Echelon) received the Redlands Basic particular person time trial alongside Route 66, beating Xander White (CS Velo) by 18 seconds, with White transferring into the race lead. Tim McBirney, third at 22 seconds, took over as the very best novice rider.
“I have been wanting ahead to this TT for some time,” Stites mentioned. “It is a actually cool course with good pavement, so I simply wished to go quick. I am sort of a TT dork so I simply love going quick. You by no means know the way your legs are going to really feel in the midst of a stage race, however I simply felt actually good. I took it straightforward on the way in which out on the downhill and on the way in which again simply gave it every part. It was numerous enjoyable and I feel I moved up a bit on GC, however we’re nonetheless on the hunt for yellow, so will probably be a enjoyable ultimate two phases.”
White, within the lead with simply 10 seconds over Stites, faces two difficult phases with Saturday’s night criterium previous a demanding Sundown circuit on Sunday.
“I had a extremely good day in the present day,” Kiwi Xander White mentioned. “We got here right here to win the yellow jersey and took it in a race that I actually like. I actually get pleasure from time trials. Tyler (Stites) pulled a ripper out of the bag on what turned out to be a extremely quick course. We’ve our work lower out for us over the following two days. Actually, we’ve not thought an excessive amount of about how we’ll play it, however I feel we have got the power to carry on to it.”