Average Peleton speed

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  1. hollowd

    hollowd New Member

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    I am new to the sport of cycling and an avid watcher of the major bike races especially the TDF. I was wondering on an "average"
    day, calm winds, on a flat stage or long segment within that stage, what would be the "average" speed (in mph) that the peleton is traveling? It appears so effortless!
     
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  2. Daremo

    Daremo New Member

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    When there is a break they are trying to catch, over 35+ mph.

    Normally in the 25-30 range.
     
  3. funknuggets

    funknuggets New Member

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    although it depends on the course and conditions... average speed will most often fall in this range.
     
  4. firegooroo

    firegooroo New Member

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    Even in local group rides you'll find that the average speed on a good day to be at about 26 to 30 mph.
     
  5. Roy Gardiner

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    TdF average speeds are misleading anyway; the flat stages often start pretty slowly and build up. The speeds over the last 20k can be 55kph consistently. Unreal!
     
  6. Roy Gardiner

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    TdF average speeds are misleading anyway; the flat stages often start pretty slowly and build up. The speeds over the last 20k can be 55kph consistently. Unreal!
     
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