Being part of the lead group makes it easy to push hard so you don’t get left behind… but what if you’re already behind? Ondrej Prochazka (CZE) currently sits in 32nd place heading for Turnpoint 3, Chiemgau Achental. He said: “Nothing is lost. I'm going to fly hard to not get eliminated. I just need to keep going.” His focus is purely on flying his own race and just reaching the next Turnpoint.
With the leaders completing approximately 30 percent of the route in 31 hours, a blistering pace was set on Day 2. Both Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) and Maxime Pinot (FRA1) tagged Turnpoint 5 before 21:00. Earlier the leading athletes touched down at Turnpoint 4, Lermoos in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, covering over one-fifth of the race in a day and a half! That’s 279km out of the total 1,223km of the race.
You might know that cyclists can work together to move on the road faster. It’s similar for paragliders in the sky… but not quite. Click below to learn why athletes are flying in a “gaggle” and what this means for the race.
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