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    side-tail

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "side-tail" in the following context:

    "FOR TOMORROW AFTERNOON, WIND’S COMING FROM THE EAST, 20 KILOMETRES AN HOUR, SO FROM PROBABLY SECTION 15 OR 16 THERE’S GOING TO BE SIDE-TAIL. "

    That was said by a cycling coach before one pf the races.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: side-tail

    A "tail wind" is wind blowing from behind which actually gives a cyclist a bit of a "boost" when riding - it pushes him a little bit. A "side-tail" is a wind from the rear that also pushes the bicycle to one side, so the cyclist has to compensate for that. If the wind is blowing from the rear left, he should move toward the "ditch" side (outermost side) of the track. Wind blowing from the rear right, he should move toward the center.

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    Re: side-tail

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    A "tail wind" is wind blowing from behind which actually gives a cyclist a bit of a "boost" when riding - it pushes him a little bit. A "side-tail" is a wind from the rear that also pushes the bicycle to one side, so the cyclist has to compensate for that. If the wind is blowing from the rear left, he should move toward the "ditch" side (outermost side) of the track. Wind blowing from the rear right, he should move toward the center.
    I really needed that explanation. Thanks a lot.

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