Tag: drafting

How Do Tour de France Cyclists Climb So Fast?

– Have you ever sat at home watching the Tour de France, and gone how on Earth do those riders climb so fast? – I have, certainly. Luckily we also have a little experience to share with you. – Ooh, yes we do. (relaxed electronic music) – If you want to climb like a Tour […]

What Is Drafting? | Road Racing Explained

(fast paced music) – Drafting is one of the key components of cycling, and it’s allowed in all mass start road races, but not allowed in individual time trials. It is also known as slip streaming, or sitting on the wheel, and it’s where you ride behind another rider, or riders. Air resistance is the […]

How To Ride In A Pace Line | Cycling Group Ride Tips

– The fastest a group of cyclists can go is in riding in a pace line. It’s the best way to combine your efforts to slice through the wind as fast as possible. – Now you might not call it that name. You might call it through and off or bit and bit or a […]

How To Draft Like A Pro | Essential Cycling Skills

(motor running) – Riding on the wheel, or sitting behind others, to get the benefit from drafting is a crucial skill if you want to learn how to ride with other cyclists. So, here’s how to do it. (peppy music) – Sitting on the wheel, sitting in, sat on, drafting, giving a tow, are just […]

6 Pro Tips For Free Speed On Your Road Bike

– Getting fitter isn’t the only way to get faster on your bike. – Yeah, so coming up are tips on position, clothing and nutrition to make you go faster. (upbeat drum beats) – There’s loads of tips and advice out there about how you can get more aero, everything from wearing special socks, to […]

Why the Tour de France is so brutal

If you look closely at this pack of riders in the Tour de France, you’ll see some of the best cyclists in the world. They’re here in the back. They’re keeping up but also resting while their teammates in the front do most of the work. It’s a technique called drafting and it’s what helps […]

The Rules of Track Cycling – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, the Rules of Track Cycling The object of the game is to cycle faster than your opponents. Track Cycling, sometimes referred to as ‘Olympic Track Cycling’, is contested indoors, on a curved banked track that measures 250m long, otherwise known as a Velodrome. In general, the rider who crosses the finish line first, […]