Wheel-Sucking Racing

Wheel-Sucking Racing

Hweel-suh-king ray-sing

Verb, Noun

Wheel-sucking racing is a type of Duathlon cycling where one cyclist follows behind another to reduce drag and conserve energy.

Example usage: 'Let's do some wheel-sucking racing on the next lap.'

Most used in: Duathlon races in Europe.

Most used by: Experienced Duathlon cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Drafting, Slipstreaming, Paceline, Drafting Train,

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What is Wheel-Sucking Racing?

Wheel-sucking racing is a type of bike racing where a rider follows closely behind another cyclist in order to benefit from their draft. This type of racing is also known as drafting, slipstreaming, or tucking. It is a popular and effective way of conserving energy while racing, as the rider in front is doing the majority of the work.

In wheel-sucking racing, the cyclist in front is known as the 'pace-setter' and the rider behind them is the 'draftee'. The draftee will stay close behind the pace-setter, using less energy to maintain the same speed. This is because the pace-setter is pushing the air out of the way, and the draftee is able to ride in the slipstream created by the pace-setter.

Wheel-sucking racing is a popular tactic in many cycling races, including road races, time-trials and track racing. In road races, it is common for a group of riders to form a 'paceline' in order to increase their speed. In time-trials, it is common for riders to 'slingshot' each other, where the rider in front will accelerate and then slow down, allowing the draftee to pass them and gain an advantage.

Wheel-sucking racing is a popular tactic used by professional cyclists. According to a study by the University of Colorado, drafting can save a cyclist up to 40% of their energy, which can be a significant advantage in a race.

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The History of Wheel-Sucking Racing

The term 'wheel-sucking racing' first appeared in the early 1990s in the United States. It is used to describe a style of racing in which cyclists draft behind one another to save energy, allowing them to ride faster. The term was coined in reference to the way cyclists would 'suck' the air off of the wheel of the rider in front of them, creating a vacuum and reducing air resistance.

The concept of drafting has been around since the early days of cycling, but the term 'wheel-sucking' was only recently coined. It became popular in the early 2000s when professional cyclists began to use the tactic more frequently in races. Now, it is a common tactic used by cyclists of all levels.

Wheel-sucking racing is a popular way to save energy and increase speed. It is also an effective way to stay in the pack and prevent riders from being dropped. This style of racing has become increasingly popular in recent years, and is now a staple of professional cycling.

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