Draft Legal Triathlon Racing | Everything You Need To Know

Published on September 15th 2017


How is draft legal triathlon racing different from the normal time trial format? Check out Mark's insights into this exciting form of racing! Subscribe to GTN: http://gtn.io/SubscribetoGTN Check out the GTN Shop: http://gtn.io/1F Draft legal triathlon races used to be exclusive to the elites. However, as of 2016, the age group sprint world champs are now draft legal. By sitting in the slipstream behind another rider you can save up to 30% of your energy. Mark shows how to daft with his GCN test dummy John Cannings and gives an insight into the differences seen in draft legal triathlon racing. These include: - Different equipment - athletes use a road bike rather than tri bike however elites can use clip on aero bars - Race dynamics - it is exciting and unpredictable as athletes have to react to each other rather than ride at their own TT pace. - How To - athletes ride through and off. Accelerating through the group and then pulling off to the side, each taking a turn on the front. - Wind direction - this is important with the accelerating side being protected from the wind. - Communication - this is key when riding in a group to unsure safe riding and efficiency in the group. Let us know what you think of draft legal racing being introduced at the age group level in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gtn.io/1E Watch more on GTN... 📹 Road Vs TT Bike Descending - http://gtn.io/TTvsRdDescending 📹 5 Essential Bike Skills To Master - http://gtn.io/5BikeSkills