The time-trial in cycling, known colloquially as a “TT”, is a beautiful dance between human and machine.
The cyclist pushes themself to the brink of exhaustion - every muscle screaming for respite as they race against the clock. There is no room for error, no time for hesitation - just pure, unadulterated effort.
The hum of the wheels, the rhythm of the breathing, the thumping of the heart - all blend together in a symphony of pain and determination. The time-trial is a test of character, a chance for a rider to prove their worth against themself, against the clock, against the world.
It is a beautiful, solitary battle, and the victor is crowned not by the cheers of the crowd, but by the silent ticking of the clock.