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GUEST,Dave the Gnome BS: How Do Bicycle Races Work? (32) RE: BS: How Do Bicycle Races Work? 15 May 15


To save any arguments. From wiki -

The peloton (from French, meaning little ball or platoon and cognate to the English word pellet), field, bunch or pack is the main group of riders in a road bicycle race. Riders in a group save energy by riding close (drafting or slipstreaming) near (particularly behind) other riders. The reduction in drag is dramatic; in the middle of a well-developed group it can be as much as 40%.

The term is also used to refer to professional cyclists in general.


Your welcome :-)

Both definitions apply to my comment that the peloton passed in a few seconds while the amateurs were spread across a number of hours.


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