Why Chris Froome’s Unusual Descending Style isn’t as Fast as it Looks

Bicycle racing simulation

Cycling Weekly, July 2016

Bert Blocken of the Eindhoven University of Technology and other researchers at KU Leuven, the University of Liège in Belgium and ANSYS used ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to compare four different bicycle riding positions to determine if Tour de France winner Chris Froome used the fastest position to descend the Col de Peyresourde, one of the most unexpected moments of the race.