WORLD-RECORD CFD SIMULATION REVEALS SURPRISING RESULTS

Aerodynamics in a cycling peloton aren’t what you might expect.

A peloton is the main field or group of riders in a road bicycle race like the Tour de France. While it can take different shapes, the peloton’s overall purpose is to take advantage of the effects of slipstreaming, or drafting, behind other riders. Air resistance is the biggest mechanical component preventing cyclists from going faster on flat road, and slipstreaming can save up to 50 percent of their energy. Read More