Dr. Hutch’s guide to the Giro d’Italia time trial (video)

Hutch gives you the low-down on what riders will need to consider going into the long time trial on stage 14 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia

If the nervous sprint stages and the gruelling mountains weren’t enough for the riders to deal with at this year’s Giro d’Italia, the organisers decided to throw in a 58.2km individual time trial just for the fun of it.

It’s quite rare for a Grand Tour to feature such a long individual test (the last time the Giro featured such a distance was in 2009 with a 60.6km course), and presents a bit more of a headache for the riders as they try to consider a variety of factors including nutrition, equipment and how they pace themselves for such lengthy stint on the TT bike.

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But who better to give you a run down of all the variables than CW columnist and time trialing aficianado Michael Hutchinson who, in this video, heads out on a rainy South London day to share an insight in to what the riders will be going through on Saturday’s mammoth time trial.