New research may lead to a different strategy of cycling teams in escape attempts

New research about the physics of bike racing could change the sport. To the average spectator, the physics of the Tour de France peloton–the group of hundreds of riders, packed together like sardines on the road–seems strange at best, and dangerous at worst. Sure, there’s some advantage to drafting off of your competitors or teammates, but an errant turn can wipe out half the group like dominos.Read Full Story

New research may lead to a different strategy of cycling teams in escape attempts

In the middle of a peloton, racing cyclists experience only five to ten percent of the air resistance they face when cycling alone. A new study, published in the Journal of Wind Engineering ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Phys.org

New research may lead to a different strategy of cycling teams in escape attempts, Wed 11 Jul 18 from Eurekalert

How to win the Tour de France, in one image

New research about the physics of bike racing could change the sport. To the average spectator, the physics of the Tour de France peloton–the group of hundreds of riders, packed together ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Different strategy of cycling teams in escape attempts

A new study based on wind tunnel research on a peloton of 121 cyclists may explain why so few 'breakaways' in professional cycling races, like this year's Tour de France, are successful.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

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