Does Racking in Packs Offer an Unfair Advantage

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 1, 2001   View Article

In cycling, triathlons, and other races, the leader of the pack may not be out ahead in terms of innate talent.

The “bunching” that often occurs in such events gives some racers an advantage that masks their individual ability. As a result, the person who crosses the finish line first isn’t necessarily the most physically and mentally fit competitor in the race.

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