Match Sprint, Bizarre Slow Motion Bicycle Racing

Match Sprint is a form of track bicycle racing in which the competitors move very slowly and even stop completely in order to gain a tactical advantage over their rivals (video). Because of the aerodynamic concept of drafting, the lead cyclist must expend more energy than the trailing cyclist, so the competitors try to avoid taking the lead until the last possible moment.

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video via Smithers MINNEAPOLIS

E.D.W. Lynch
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