What Is The Grupetto? | Road Racing Explained

Published on May 19th 2017


It's not a musical instrument or a pop group. Dan Lloyd explains exactly what it is! Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/cl The grupetto, or gruppetto as it's also spelt, is a group of riders that have formed at the rear of the race, having either been dropped or having done their job for the team that day. It is predominately made up of sprinters and heavier riders who aren't able to keep up with the best on the climbs. The aim of the grupetto is to get to the finish line safely within the time limit set for that day. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/cm Watch more on GCN... What Is A Directeur Sportif? | Road Racing Explained 📹 http://gcn.eu/DS What Is A Rest Day? | Road Racing Explained 📹 http://gcn.eu/RestDay Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com