Standard Times are the difference between the Standards and the
Actual times. Thus: a positive value indicates a rider is faster
than his or her Standard Time.
An Excel (.zip) file is available for download which enables easy calculation of Standards for various distances. Simply enter the distance in the field at the top of the sheet labelled AgeStandards.
The Standards are based on performances on flat courses.
They are primarily based on tables provided to us by the VTTA in the UK in 2012 when a major revision of pre-existing tables was adopted based on quite considerable contemporary data. The values had a further, minor 'tweek' in 2013 based on evidence from the 2012 season. We have used the new Standards from the beginning of our 2012-13 season.
We have extended the tables to include some younger riders (under 40 years) based on assumptions derived from our own data but at the same time have abandoned our previous attempts to cater for an even wider range of riders and machines.