How to win a bike sprint
This video explains us to win a sprint during a cycle race, during a stage of the Tour de France for example. First of all some stats, a sprint lasts on average 13 seconds and the runners ride approximately to 65 kph. The important factors to win a sprint are the speed, the acceleration, the position and the most important thing, number of team-mates in the last kilometer. You know it certainly, but during a race of bikes, it is necessary to stay in wheels to take advantage of the drafting to not get tired too much. We learn that if the first one spends 100 % of energy, the 4th will spend only 62 %. The ideal is that the sprinter has team-mates in the first 3 positions to make the work for him. The sprinter only have to sprint in the last 300 meters.