【IRONMAN 鐵人小教室】甚麼? 我跟車了?! What? I Enter the Drafting Zone?!
甚麼? 我跟車了?! 鐵人小教室教你如何知道自己是否進入了跟車區或是被別人跟車了!
What? I enter the drafting zone?! Do you know if you have entered drafting zone or if you are drafted by other triathletes?
The drafting zone is 12 meters long, measured from the leading edge of the front wheel and extending towards the back of the bike (6 bike lengths of clear space between bikes). If an athlete enters the drafting zone of another athlete more than 25 seconds and does not try to pass and continuously progress through the drafting zone, he/she will be called for a penalty. The objective of a triathlon is to overcome enormous force on the athlete his own, drafting another cyclist during a triathlon is outright illegal. So, let’s focus on how we can avoid drafting and be the true IRONMAN!