How Much Energy Can You Save From Drafting? GCN Does Science

Published on July 4th 2015


Sheltering from the wind is a key skill in bike races like the Tour de France. Click here to subscribe to GCN: Ahead of Stage 2 of Le Tour, Dan and Matt travelled to the home of crosswinds - The Netherlands - to find out exactly how much energy can be saved from slipstreaming behind another rider. How much energy, in terms of power, can you save through drafting? Prepare to find out! Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: Rest of World: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: