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6.1. What is drafting?




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This article is from the Triathlon FAQ, by with numerous contributions by James Goddard others.

6.1. What is drafting?

The ITU defines drafting as: The technique of riding in a pack during
the cycling event. They define draft zone as: An imaginary area
approximately three bicycle lengths long and six feet wide surrounding
each competitor during the bike segment.

Basically drafting is a method to increase your speed or decrease your
effort by lowering your wind resistance.



 

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