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peloton

main body of riders in a bicycle race

pel·o·ton

 (pĕl′ə-tŏn′)
n.
A group of riders that clump together in a bicycle race on the open road.

[French, ball of string, platoon, peloton; see platoon.]

peloton

(ˈpɛləˌtɒn)
n
(Cycle Racing) cycle racing the main field of riders in a road race
[C20: French, literally: pack]
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Lim still rode like a ferocious tiger when the peloton closed in on the breakaway and maintained a 30-second lead for 2 kilometers before finally losing his bid.
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The weather briefly threatened to cause havoc with the race as it split the peloton in half, but Yates was well assisted by his Michelton-Scott team-mates.
Simon Yates The weather briefly threatened to cause havoc with the race as it split the peloton in half, but Yates was well assisted by his Michelton-Scott team-mates as he came through safely.
Schneider was not able to capitalise on her teammates' hard work to keep the peloton together in the final lap.
The stage took the peloton from the medieval town of Saumur to Limoges in central France on a 237.5-kilometer ride.
Having also won Sunday's second stage, Greipel proved he is so far the fastest man in the peloton, just as compatriot Marcel Kittel had done the previous two years, winning four stages in each.
The peloton had been fraught with anxiety about what was to come on the North Sea coast of Holland - and their worries proved well-founded.
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Les quatre coureurs ont reussi a gerer la course jusqu'au 12e tour, avant d'etre repris par le peloton mene par les coureurs erythreens et ceux du GS Petroliers.