What Is An Echelon? | Road Racing Explained

Published on May 17th 2017


Echelon is a French word, which literally translates to "Rung of a ladder". However, in cycling terminology it's something completely different as Dan Lloyd explains. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/bJ An echelon is a small group of riders in one line than span diagonally across the road. They are seen when crosswinds are strong and a team wants to split the peloton into multiple groups to have an advantage. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/bI Watch more on GCN... What Is Drafting? | Road Racing Explained 📹 http://gcn.eu/Drafting What Is The Peloton? | Road Racing Explained 📹 http://gcn.eu/ThePeloton Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com