domestique


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do·mes·tique

 (dō′mĕs-tēk′)
n.
A member of a competitive bicycle-racing team whose role is to assist the team leader, as by setting the pace.

[French, servant, from Old French; see domestic.]

domestique

(ˌdɒmɛsˈtiːk)
n
(Cycle Racing) (in competitive road cycling) a cyclist whose job is to support the higher-ranking members of the team, by carrying water, cycling in front to allow a team member to ride in one's slipstream, acting as a pacemaker, etc
[French, literally: servant]

domestique

A team rider in road racing, whose job it is to help the team leader to win.
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There will also be food from Domestique, The Feed Zone and Rib & Rub.
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Team Sky suffered a setback when Italian domestique Gianni Moscon was thrown off the Tour for hitting a rider from Fortuneo-Samsic in the opening mile of stage 15.
Travail domestique et travail salarie des enfants dans le monde rural (le canton de Marines vers 1830)
"For his age and what he is showing, he is the rider to lead Spanish cycling in the coming years." Landa had been widely rumoured to be leaving Sky for Movistar as he had grown tired of working as a domestique for Froome.
The crash ended Cataldo's race, costing Aru a key domestique, and though Fuglsang completed the stage, his team confirmed he went to hospital for checks afterwards.
Thomas reverted to domestique duties during Thursday's 216km stage six between Vesoul and Troyes, which was almost pancake flat and a day for the sprinters.
IT'S back to 'domestique' duties for Geraint Thomas at the Tour de France after his leadership of Team Sky at the Giro d'Italia came crashing down.
I also want to help the other Filipino (riders) because our competition here is strong, I'm willing to do it, be a domestique.'
DOMESTIQUE: A rider whose sole aim is to help their team leaders with the role including sheltering leaders from the wind, fetching food and drink, to making sure their men are in the best possible position during the race, particularly important when approaching the finish.