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Pack formation in cycling and orienteering

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume413
Issue number1
Early online date11 Sep 2001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2001

Abstract

In cycling and orienteering competitions, competitors can become bunched into packs, which may mask an individual's true ability. Here we model this process with a view to determining when competitors' times are determined more by others than by their own ability. Our results may prove useful in helping to stage events so that pack formation can be avoided.

    Research areas

  • triathlon, orienteering, pack

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