Beginner VS Amateur VS Pro Cyclist | Time Trial Edition

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We've seen them climb a hill, and then climb a hill again, but our beginner and amateur cyclist's are not done yet - and this time they're going head to head against a different pro in a 10 mile time trial! Follow this race to see who's crowned fastest on the flat, how much difference training to ride time trials really makes!
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  1. Global Cycling Network
    Global Cycling Network
    26 hari yang lalu

    Did Richard's speed blow you away or were you more impressed with Freddie's debut effort? Let us know in the comments 👇

    1. timurhan t
      timurhan t
      10 hari yang lalu

      @RoScFan Might surprise you but that is how I travelled in Italy LOL. Hardtail Alu Frame with a locked Rock Shox, 38mm maxxis touring tyres and all xtr set-up :))))) It worked, and I hat 100km plus every day, longest being 169km, which was the last day

    2. geisslersonMC
      16 hari yang lalu

      can we have freddy's strava plz? :D

    3. Kenny
      19 hari yang lalu

      My dude Freddie!!’

      22 hari yang lalu

      freddie got potential to be track cyclist

    5. christopher c.
      christopher c.
      22 hari yang lalu

      Oh and it goes to show It's not about the bike. It's more the rider !

  2. oceanedetotes
    Hari Yang lalu

    25 min on a 10 miles is really really a good time ! I used to ride a lot and compet XC and CX and I dont think I can do that time ! This is really good ! it is around 37km/h ? He can lose 10kg and easily be a good rider

  3. oceanedetotes
    Hari Yang lalu

    4:18 what is the black box under the frame ?

    1. Global Cycling Network
      Global Cycling Network
      Hari Yang lalu

      That's part of the integrated storage system the bike has, probably aimed more at long distance TT events or triathlon

  4. Placido Perez
    Placido Perez
    Hari Yang lalu

    I do 50 miles in 5 days from queens to Manhattan 5 miles in 30 minutes in ny

  5. jms0313
    2 hari yang lalu

    The beginner looks like all the fatties at the local rides that I don’t ride with. Why are cyclists so fat?

  6. Nicolás Rodríguez
    Nicolás Rodríguez
    2 hari yang lalu

    Ollie, what are those aero bars? They look great for comfort and performance.

  7. GiveMe RoadBike
    GiveMe RoadBike
    3 hari yang lalu

    All I have to say is... That bike's cost a lot of money 💔😔 i hope someone give me bike ❤️🙏

  8. John Kevan
    John Kevan
    3 hari yang lalu

    Love it. How about a video showing the difference that aero makes for the three guys. Same thing, non aero bike and kit, compare and contrast.

  9. Ken Hernandez
    Ken Hernandez
    4 hari yang lalu

    Even won some, believe it or not. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  10. Cocoa Butter
    Cocoa Butter
    4 hari yang lalu

    Is that Heather's bike, from GTN?

  11. LJ FA
    LJ FA
    4 hari yang lalu

    That begginer talks like Christopher Walken out of breath

  12. John Dennis Sugata-on
    John Dennis Sugata-on
    4 hari yang lalu

    Wish I have a road bike

  13. Florentin
    5 hari yang lalu

    Funny to watch as a non english speaker : at 9:30 he says « Unless you’ve grown ans done this » or « Unless you’re Rohan Dennis? »

  14. Anosh Malik
    Anosh Malik
    8 hari yang lalu

    Skinny guy got the legs 🤣

  15. Zachary Goldsmith
    Zachary Goldsmith
    8 hari yang lalu

    Absolutely love these.

  16. gimmigimmigimmi
    9 hari yang lalu

    315W is not exactly the average amateur cyclist FTP though... well done Ollie!

  17. King Quizon
    King Quizon
    10 hari yang lalu

    Yes i truly enjoyed watching this video

  18. Matt Shaw
    Matt Shaw
    11 hari yang lalu

    Ollie catches a lot of abuse but he has an admirable TT position. You can see he is getting the most of his ability and fitness level.

  19. agenthoini
    11 hari yang lalu

    If most people target sub 30 for their first 10 mile time trial then i might be better than i thought. I wouldnt even consider myself a cyclist, i just head out for 20km-40km rides on my mountain bike when i feel like it, but if its flat i can definitely hold 30kph on that (and for longer than half an hour) so getting those 2 extra kph to go sub 30 should definitely be possible :D

  20. Ken Brown
    Ken Brown
    11 hari yang lalu


  21. Wild Camp Cyclist
    Wild Camp Cyclist
    12 hari yang lalu

    25'36 beginner?? 23.6mph average speed?? no 🤣

  22. Ninjamonkeydrummer
    12 hari yang lalu


  23. Ninjamonkeydrummer
    12 hari yang lalu

    Fred's going to leave you all to make his own channel and then you'll be stuffed

  24. Kunj Bihari Budania
    Kunj Bihari Budania
    12 hari yang lalu

    2:03 it's basically cheating that accent😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

    13 hari yang lalu

    my dream bike😭❤️

  26. DaveSeeMeRollin
    13 hari yang lalu

    Freddies Arms are bigger than their quads lmao

  27. SunLex Official
    SunLex Official
    14 hari yang lalu


  28. Jie Hwang
    Jie Hwang
    14 hari yang lalu

    What about pro cyclist on cheap bikes vs amateur/beginner on a super bike?

  29. Sudipta Kashyap Sharma XC32
    Sudipta Kashyap Sharma XC32
    14 hari yang lalu

    Is it just me or is seeing Ollie pedal actually satisfying?

  30. Gasgano
    15 hari yang lalu

    Nice beginner you have there with 270 FTP ^.^

  31. Harry Clark
    Harry Clark
    15 hari yang lalu

    Can we know what your guys kph per hour was ? As I'm a beginner and I wanna know what I should be aiming 4!?

  32. Ceej Caballero
    Ceej Caballero
    15 hari yang lalu

    I want to ride a carbon bike once and race to see if I have any gain riding a heavy alloy bike uphill. Don't have any opportunities or know someone who own one to borrow tho.

  33. Jancairo Ventinilla
    Jancairo Ventinilla
    15 hari yang lalu

    Hope that i can afford that kind of bike😢

  34. cellar man
    cellar man
    15 hari yang lalu

    Gis a go, I can do that.

  35. P S
    P S
    16 hari yang lalu

    Beginner with a 270 FTP, nice^^

  36. Kilo Cohete
    Kilo Cohete
    16 hari yang lalu

    oh poor Freddie "the most fun I've ever had on a road bike", TT's already got their hooks in his soul, pretty soon he'll be rolling around with 10K TT Bike on a 4K car at the local TT scene.

  37. Will RunRun
    Will RunRun
    16 hari yang lalu

    Hi, if possible to review the waterproof backpack for bike riding fishing , ,, shall we be in touch?

  38. Abbie
    16 hari yang lalu

    Go Freddie! 😊

  39. cliff cox
    cliff cox
    17 hari yang lalu

    Look at that guy's quads.

  40. cliff cox
    cliff cox
    17 hari yang lalu

    If he's able to talk, that's unacceptable.

  41. Alice Kelly
    Alice Kelly
    17 hari yang lalu 💋🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴 🅽🆄🅳🅴 🔥👌 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした! 💋 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 山核桃和豆科灌木 !

  42. August F
    August F
    17 hari yang lalu

    Are average cyclist in level freddie? maybe freddie is better than me.

  43. Yawa Slayer
    Yawa Slayer
    17 hari yang lalu

    Cameraman Fast AF

  44. B Blutarsky
    B Blutarsky
    17 hari yang lalu

    I'm sure Freddie made the same mistake all beginning time trialists make, and that's going out too hard. You're excited, you want to crush it, so you go out hard. With experience, you learn to pace yourself and save something (if you can) for the last few miles. Even more important in triathlons because you have to then run after the bike and you want something left in your legs for that.

  45. Robert Gardner
    Robert Gardner
    18 hari yang lalu

    Please tell me why the GCN is constantly focused on going faster? All videos seem to present bikes, clothing, training, and nutrition aimed at making a rider go faster. WHY? What is the point of getting into a serious lather to go 10 millisecondss faster on a given route? Who cares? May I suggest that GCN point out the joy of riding slowly, viewing the countryside around, meeting new folks along the way and exploring areas not previously explored. How about focusing some of the videos on simply the joy of riding a bike no matter how slowly? Suspect there would be a significant portion of viewers that would welcome those videos. Cheers Rob

  46. Caleb Moss
    Caleb Moss
    18 hari yang lalu

    Are rich socks leagle

  47. Neil Chua
    Neil Chua
    19 hari yang lalu

    We need to see Freddie more often!

  48. Andy Venancio
    Andy Venancio
    19 hari yang lalu

    Freddie: "How does he do it?!" Literally me when anyone passes me 🥲😂

  49. 1st Element Endurance
    1st Element Endurance
    19 hari yang lalu

    This is ace - TT's are what I fell in love with in the mid 80's - I can still remember feeling like Rob after my first few. He did really, really well! I race up at Castle Combe a couple of times a week in the summer and it's a great place (apart from the wind)... and don't think we didn't notice that Rob was the only one given a mic during the effort - making him talk during it wasn't fair - you should have all had mics on ;-)

  50. Glenn Gamus
    Glenn Gamus
    19 hari yang lalu

    Ollie: "Don't say it. Don't you say it!" Richard: "On your right." Ollie: "Come on!"

  51. Von Abayon
    Von Abayon
    19 hari yang lalu

    Peoples champppp.freeeeeedieeeeee

  52. Von Abayon
    Von Abayon
    19 hari yang lalu

    Fredieeeeee maaaah man

  53. gian giglio
    gian giglio
    20 hari yang lalu

    Great vid!!

  54. ethan
    20 hari yang lalu

    GCN on a cash grab mission. Dont blame. We all just trying to get our nuts. Also Chris Horner not a fan of your commentary. I agree with him - Its very snobby

  55. Karl Joshua Agnas
    Karl Joshua Agnas
    20 hari yang lalu

    What does ftp mean?

  56. cupcakechagrin
    20 hari yang lalu

    Too many ads

  57. Brandon Castle
    Brandon Castle
    20 hari yang lalu

    I kind of thought all 3 riders were going to be using the exact same bike and kit setup.

  58. Chris Brent
    Chris Brent
    20 hari yang lalu

    The Pro's socks weren't UCI legal so you're all good Ollie.

  59. beachedbeluga
    20 hari yang lalu

    You should do a series on Freddie and see how fast he can get! (Of course if he wants to do it!)

  60. Emley James
    Emley James
    20 hari yang lalu

    Does Ollie have a problem clipping in, as he always seems to track stand at the start

  61. Joe Music
    Joe Music
    20 hari yang lalu

    Can’t blame them for riding as fast as possible. It’s no being bent over with an extremely narrow seat crushing your nuts and being crammed up your ass.

  62. Dave
    20 hari yang lalu

    Anyone noticed the Extensions on the Orbea Ordu?

  63. James
    21 hari yang lalu

    "The most fun you can ever have on a bike"...... Never ridden offroad then.

  64. Richard Covert
    Richard Covert
    21 hari yang lalu

    We should have cycling shops set up a time trial course where we could rent a time trial bike and kit to test our ability. They could be set up on a closed surface such as a racetrack, mall, arena parking lots or even a small airport. How fun would that be!

  65. Fritz Coleman
    Fritz Coleman
    21 hari yang lalu

    It is fun to watch the improvements Freddie is making! I enjoy these videos because it gives hope to beginners but also shows how great the pros really are.

  66. Umair Ghaloo
    Umair Ghaloo
    21 hari yang lalu

    please share the location of this track

  67. Tor
    21 hari yang lalu

    what were the average speeds?

  68. Nicholas Goossens
    Nicholas Goossens
    21 hari yang lalu

    Rich’s cadence is terrifying to watch

  69. Imogen Callaway
    Imogen Callaway
    22 hari yang lalu

    Not beginner enough! I’m super slow 39.02

  70. Joseph Hannah
    Joseph Hannah
    22 hari yang lalu

    I like how the pro has rim brakes... just an observation, BICYCLE INDUSTRY. :|

  71. HD HD
    HD HD
    22 hari yang lalu

    Let Freddie weight about 70 something kilos and proper training, and do it again, it should be tight and interesting.

  72. disgruntledtoons
    22 hari yang lalu

    I want to see more stuff that focused on what we amateurs can do. Very few of your viewers are professional riders, after all.

  73. dan buck
    dan buck
    22 hari yang lalu

    Love seeing more of Freddie! Especially as a guy who is similarly sized. The thing I noticed the most in watching all three guys go around was Richard's efficiency of motion. He didn't have any extra or unnecessary movement in his body at all, and his pedal stroke was so smooth. Freddie had a lot of extra motion that wasn't going into moving the bike forward, and Ollie had a bit of that, too. I suppose it helps that Richard has spent tons more time on the TT bike.

  74. uwotm8
    22 hari yang lalu

    Takes like 39 watts to go 30mph on a TT bike

  75. Stephane Louvet
    Stephane Louvet
    22 hari yang lalu

    Best performance to me is Freddie's one ! Very well done ! :)

  76. wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov
    22 hari yang lalu

    8:47 Ollie sounded really sweet and genuine, almost like he was about to cry

  77. Paul Fletcher
    Paul Fletcher
    22 hari yang lalu

    Love these videos 👍

  78. Carbon Arne
    Carbon Arne
    22 hari yang lalu

    Girls let's all get a Velomobile

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      22 hari yang lalu

      cut. But, technically he won because its not a mullet.

  79. Hugh Price
    Hugh Price
    22 hari yang lalu

    freddie says 'most fun you could ever have on a bike' without trying mountain biking

  80. Matthew Evans
    Matthew Evans
    22 hari yang lalu

    Bring Freddie back !

  81. Historynerd Delux
    Historynerd Delux
    22 hari yang lalu

    The down side to this video is that you can no longer introduce Freddy as a beginner. Hats off to all three!

  82. Nerdsofthefist
    22 hari yang lalu

    Get Freddie In full kit and latest tt gear... and put the pro on an alu bike from 2000 and with a Hawaiian shirt and cut-off jean shorts.

  83. JerylDEv
    22 hari yang lalu

    Happy to see Freddie back!

    22 hari yang lalu

    Give freddie another 10x more challenge he gonna be pro

  85. Alan Whitefield
    Alan Whitefield
    23 hari yang lalu

    Considering Freddie has more a rugby prop physique than a racing snake I think he is awesome. Great effort all three guys but Freddie is the star.

  86. shamr0ck
    23 hari yang lalu

    At this stage it's the GFN show

  87. Maximilian Klein
    Maximilian Klein
    23 hari yang lalu

    Freddie is insane.... he can't be "beginner" anymore in any future video, since he's better than most beginners will ever be, but you could give him a job as a presenter...

  88. doliio volay
    doliio volay
    23 hari yang lalu

    Freddy is not a presenter but he deserves a video called “meet Freddy”

  89. Billy Tucker
    Billy Tucker
    23 hari yang lalu

    FTP:270 = beginner? bugger.

  90. Paladin Arm
    Paladin Arm
    23 hari yang lalu

    A small suggestion- clean your lens before filming.

    1. doliio volay
      doliio volay
      23 hari yang lalu

      Freddie looks quite muscular. Next go to the velodrome for a match sprint.

  91. Ueno54
    23 hari yang lalu

    Looks like a lot of fun riding on a course like that. No cars and a smooth road is the dream.

  92. KenTzy
    23 hari yang lalu

    Julian Alaphilippe!

  93. Major Nelson
    Major Nelson
    23 hari yang lalu

    After all that effort, the top thing I took away from that was that Ollie's hair finally looks good. Sure, we all knew that the Pro would dominate, then the aero-dreaming amateur then the aero-challenged beginner. So the only question would be, who looked the best doing it. Then Ollie did a hair flick right at the end to make a comeback on Freddy's military cut. But, technically he won because its not a mullet.

  94. Kyle Nicholls
    Kyle Nicholls
    23 hari yang lalu

    Poll to make Freddie a GCN presenter!!!!

  95. Enoch Mogusu
    Enoch Mogusu
    23 hari yang lalu

    when Freddie is a pro can i take his place?

  96. Anders Karlsson
    Anders Karlsson
    23 hari yang lalu

    Freddies comments about how hard it is to ride a tt-bike is enlightening about how hard it actually is. Great video!

  97. Matthew
    23 hari yang lalu

    The socks aren't UCI legal, I bet I could go well fast in those socks.

  98. Secret Brad
    Secret Brad
    23 hari yang lalu

    Does Ollie do these beginner videos so he isn’t the one whose dropped! 😂🤣

  99. John Steed
    John Steed
    23 hari yang lalu

    Why even bother getting a pro when they culd've used the Si-borg?

  100. TheMurmuringGolem
    23 hari yang lalu

    So Ollie went 4 minutes faster than Freddie for only 50 watts more. To go another 2 minutes faster, Richard needed another HUNDRED. Marginal gains man

    1. Manuel Weiss
      Manuel Weiss
      20 hari yang lalu

      Sadly, the areodynamic resitance increases squared to the velocity. Nature always put a spoke in your wheel.