Cycling Racing Tips on How and When to Attack the Peloton to Win Your Race on a Breakaway

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ou probably already know that a lot of competitive cyclists do not like getting involved in the dangerous final field sprint of their cycling races. Instead, they prefer to attack and break away from the Peloton to win their races.

These cyclists know when and how to launch their attack during their races to make their breakaway successful. To launch their attack, they wait for the toughest moments of the race, such as:

the windiest section of the race course;
in the middle or at the top of a hill;
after many others have tired themselves and the group out by trying and failing to break away;
after the group has been riding hard for a long time and suddenly slows down for a little break; and the last 20 to 10 miles before the finish.
When launching their attacks, these competitive cyclists always try to take their racing competition by surprise by coming from behind and away from the group, starting their acceleration standing on their pedals with all their power and sprinting full throttle to open a big gap. When opening this gap, sometimes other riders can successfully join the attack and develop a breakaway.