Stage 12 in Nimes covered 159km and it didn’t have a lot of climbs so was anticipating a sprint finish. No such thing at the end. Nils Politt of Germany rode solo to finish first but Tadej Pogacar still has the yellow jersey after finishing in the peloton. There was a frenetic start after a wind delay with a 13 man breakaway breaking early. Check out the interesting riding technique by the rider propping up the peloton on the 38.9km mark. Balancing the weight on the rear wheel helps in speed. Politt attacking the last 13km to break clear of the rest there but watch how his breathing is going. DOES BREATHING FROM YOUR MOUTH help in endurance sport such as cycling?
You should breathe however you want to to get Oxygen to your tissues but if you want things stuck in your nasal passage such as dust feel free to do so from your mouth. Breathing from the nose helps in filtering unwanted particles in air as well as the temperature and humidity of air going into your lungs. Mouth breathing however helps to oxygen into the body faster to keep up with the demands of cycling long distances. Nose breathing does that at a slow rate(you may have a feeling of running out of breath as the race goes on if you do nose breaths).Imanol Erviti of Spain beating Harry Sweeny of Australia to second place right at the death.