What Is The Peloton? | Road Racing Explained

Published on May 14th 2017

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Peloton is a French word which literally translated is "Little Ball", however, Dan is here to explain what the Peloton is in cycling terms. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/bu The Peloton is the main body of riders in a road race. Due to the advantages of slipstreaming, a large bunch of cyclists tend to stay together on the flat as they are then able to save energy behind those at the front of the Peloton who are setting the pace. The peloton is generally led by riders from one team who could be defending a leaders jersey or preparing to leadout a sprint. Our video also shows the different type of formations that the peloton may ride at. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/bt Watch more on GCN... What Is Descending? | Road Racing Explained 📹 http://gcn.eu/descending What Is Drafting? | Road Racing Explained 📹 http://gcn.eu/Drafting Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com