Cycling Strategies at the Tour De FranceWritten by Rooster
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The first race strategy you’ll probably witness in Tour De France is Peloton. Peloton is a French term that means rolled up in a ball. In a mass-start race, most of field winds up in one or two large pelotons for a large part of race. The drivers use Peloton to shelter in each others’ draft. Weaker team members sometimes bolt to front of Peloton to shelter their team leader from headwind.
In time trials, competitors start separately, usually at 30 second or one minute intervals. Drafting is not allowed in an individual time trial so there are no team tactics. It’s just cyclist against clock. Hence, time trials are referred to by competitors as “the race of truth” Racing strategy reappears during team trials. Competitors take turns leading pack and drafting off of each other. This complicated dance requires great precision in rotating position within team.
This Years Tour de France
The 2005 Tour de France is made up of 21 stages and covers a total of 3500 kilometers. These 21 stages include 9 flat stages, 3 medium mountain stages, 6 mountain stages, 2 individual time trial stages and1 team time trial stage. Some of distinctive aspects of this, 92nd running of Tour de France include 3 mountain finishes, 2 rest days, 74 kilometers of individual time trials, 66 kilometers of team time trials, a transfer by plane and another by train. This year 20 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed. There are nine new stop over towns, including Fromentine, Noirmoutier-en-‘Ile. Les Essarts, La Chataigneraie, Chambord, Gerardmer, Miramas and Agde et Lezat-sur-Leze.
It’s easy to see, especially in this years 2005 running of Tour de France, that strategy will play important part in determining Champion.
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Paintball Team StrategiesWritten by Rooster
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Clear, reliable, communication is one of most important advantages in battle. Invest in good, well built radios for you and your team. Make sure ear plugs are snug and don’t fall out. Also make sure your radios are water resistant or water proof. A failure in communication between you and your team members could spell doom.
Now that you’re well equipped, you just need wait for whistle to blow. When it does, race your sniper into a position on weak side. Have him place himself a little forward and a little to side of probable paths enemy might take. It is vitally important that your enemy does not see your sniper move into position. Your sniper must be patient and allow entire element to pass by. Once enemy is fully committed to siege, noise and confusion of battle will provide adequate sound cover for him to begin picking them off one by one. A well hidden sniper can sideline many adversaries before they spot him, especially if he is willing to hold back and go quiet at proper time. Just by letting enemy pass by, in first place, enemy will be confused, as they fully expect that if someone is near, someone will be shooting at them. If they walk by and nobody fires at them, they become relaxed and assume they’re in a safe area. Once, they make that assumption, you pick them off one by one.
The game of paintball is much more than paintball guns, paintball markers and other paintball gear. The mind and plan are just as important as equipment, even if you have laid out bucks for a quality Spyder gun. If you prepare and plan properly, you can rest assured of a good day on field of battle.
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