Cycling Strategies at the Tour De France

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Race Strategy

The first race strategy you’ll probably witness inrepparttar Tour De France isrepparttar 149224 Peloton. Peloton is a French term that means rolled up in a ball. In a mass-start race, most ofrepparttar 149225 field winds up in one or two large pelotons for a large part ofrepparttar 149226 race. The drivers userepparttar 149227 Peloton to shelter in each others’ draft. Weaker team members sometimes bolt torepparttar 149228 front ofrepparttar 149229 Peloton to shelter their team leader fromrepparttar 149230 headwind.

Inrepparttar 149231 time trials,repparttar 149232 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 justrepparttar 149233 cyclist againstrepparttar 149234 clock. Hence, time trials are referred to byrepparttar 149235 competitors as “the race of truth” Racing strategy reappears duringrepparttar 149236 team trials. Competitors take turns leadingrepparttar 149237 pack and drafting off of each other. This complicated dance requires great precision in rotating position withinrepparttar 149238 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 ofrepparttar 149239 distinctive aspects of this,repparttar 149240 92nd running ofrepparttar 149241 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 ofrepparttar 149242 Tour de France, that strategy will play important part in determiningrepparttar 149243 Champion.

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Paintball Team Strategies

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Clear, reliable, communication is one ofrepparttar most important advantages in battle. Invest in good, well built radios for you and your team. Make surerepparttar 149223 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 forrepparttar 149224 whistle to blow. When it does, race your sniper into a position onrepparttar 149225 weak side. Have him place himself a little forward and a little torepparttar 149226 side ofrepparttar 149227 probable pathsrepparttar 149228 enemy might take. It is vitally important that your enemy does not see your sniper move into position. Your sniper must be patient and allowrepparttar 149229 entire element to pass by. Oncerepparttar 149230 enemy is fully committed torepparttar 149231 siege,repparttar 149232 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 atrepparttar 149233 proper time. Just by lettingrepparttar 149234 enemy pass by, inrepparttar 149235 first place,repparttar 149236 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 andrepparttar 149237 plan are just as important asrepparttar 149238 equipment, even if you have laid outrepparttar 149239 bucks for a quality Spyder gun. If you prepare and plan properly, you can rest assured of a good day onrepparttar 149240 field of battle.

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