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The science behind wheeled sports
The science behind wheeled sports

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2.4 Summary

In this section you were introduced to fundamental aspects of aerodynamics, including phenomena such as bow waves, wakes and boundary layers. You also saw how these phenomena affect tactics and performance in track and road racing. Finally, you did some research into the history of cycling by carrying out an internet search to find images.

In the next section we will introduce some concepts of materials science, and one of the most important new materials - carbon fibre.