How to watch the peloton in action
Fondly known as the ‘belly of the beast’, the peloton is a giant beast, with a long, narrow body and a large tail.
This is an iconic image of the pelodrome, and it is often the most visible part of a race.
As a result, it is also a popular topic of conversation.
But what is it, exactly?
We asked expert commentator and photographer Stefano Speranza to break it down.