The Tour De France’s famous peloton–the large cluster formation cyclists form while racing–is not only a fantastic, chaotic sight but also a little-understood method to conserve energy. Made up of 200 riders from 22 teams, riders in the Tour de France’s peloton use this pack to draft off one another. The front rider endures the brutal wind and falls back after exerting their energy, thus preserving energy for key riders who are spared the wind and gain speed from drafting nearby racers.
Spectators can gain truly important project management lessons from these athletes. Project managers looking to refine their task management system should pay attention to the following advice gleaned from this unique sports phenomenon. Continue reading