Olympic Team Cycling Tactics – Drafting, Pacelines And Teamwork In The Peloton

When Team GB lined up at the start of the Olympic Cycling Road Race, the smart money was betting that by the last kilometer, they would have dragged back any breakaways in preparation for an all-out bunch sprint, giving Mark Cavendish a shot at a gold medal. Despite fielding a five man squad comprising the current Tour de France yellow jersey winner Brad Wiggins, second place man Chris Froome, British Road Champion Ian Stannard, and multiple Tour de France stage winner David Millar, alongside the prodigious Cavendish, himself a multiple stage and last year’s green jersey winner not to mention reigning World Champion, the smart money was sadly mistaken. Arguably, the outcome was always Continue reading