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TexasProgresive

(12,134 posts)
Sun Jul 5, 2015, 02:51 PM Jul 2015

Tour de France: Greipel wins storm-swept stage to Neeltje Jans

What a stage, what a finish. Flat, cold, wet and windy The final sprints to the finish was so exciting.

I don't know if anyone else is watching, but I was wondering what this thing that is sticking out behind every saddle. They are for GPS,

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/big-data-comes-to-the-tour-de-france
For the first time in Tour de France history, all riders racing in this year's event have GPS transponders on their bikes, with the live data streaming to Tour organisers thanks to technology group Dimension Data.

Each rider has a transponder mounted to his saddle rails. This will be used by every rider for every stage of the Tour.

The data collected from this will include:

the stage winner’s top speed, average speed and time per kilometre
the fastest riders up key climbs
the speed of the winner at the finish line
the top speed achieved by a rider on the day
average speed across all riders
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Tour de France: Greipel wins storm-swept stage to Neeltje Jans (Original Post) TexasProgresive Jul 2015 OP
I have one of these on my road bike olddots Jul 2015 #1
Does it help your sprints? TexasProgresive Jul 2015 #2
Wow, cool Novara Jul 2015 #3
Nobody wants to ride in your draft olddots Jul 2015 #4
Lotto and Greipel are in exceptional form jberryhill Jul 2015 #5
 

olddots

(10,237 posts)
4. Nobody wants to ride in your draft
Sun Jul 5, 2015, 11:03 PM
Jul 2015

after a few breakfast burritos .Proper fart training is important for that competative edge especially uphill when people are gasping for air .

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