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Examples of peloton in a Sentence
He broke away from the peloton and sprinted into the lead.
Recent Examples of peloton from the Web
The peloton caught breakaway rider Alessandro de Marchi near the end of the stage as the course went through the southern city of Sevilla.
The Orica-Scott team likes to joke that the peloton smells them from a mile away because their chef adds a dose of healthy garlic to everything.
Then when the peloton split, Aru was on the bad side of the split and lost 30 seconds.
On this day the polka dots were his reward for spending nearly 200 kilometers of a flat stage in a four-man breakaway that was subsumed by the boiling peloton a half-mile from the finish.
After opening with stages in Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, the peloton will climb the Vosges and Jura Ranges in eastern France.
But the sport has moved on, too, no more weighed down by his negativity and rancor that overshadowed the peloton’s amazing athletic performances.
In response, Vélez said, its riders who make it into race breakaways are sometimes chased down by the rest of the peloton to deny them stage wins.
With the hard-charging peloton chasing them down, Huffman, a former multi-sport athlete at Elk Grove High School, sprinted clear of the five-man break and threw his arms up at the finish line, winning the fourth stage in dramatic fashion Wednesday.
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Did You Know?
If you've ever watched the Tour de France on television, you've seen the peloton, the brightly colored pack of riders making up the central group. You may have also gained some inadvertent insight into the word itself, which as you may have guessed is French in origin. In French, "peloton" literally means "ball," but it is most often used with the meaning "group." It's frequently used in the bicycling context, just as in English, but it can also refer to a group in a marathon or other sporting event. French peloton can also mean "squad" or "platoon," and since we’ve told you that you probably won’t be too surprised to learn that it is also the source of our word platoon.
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