Why hasn’t a drafting detection system been developed for Ironman races till now?

Due to the design, unfortunately it won’t also double as a wheelsucker detector for weekend warriors

(Image credit: Future)

In Ironman racing, the question of drafting is a thorny issue. The crux of the sport centres on an almost masochistic, herculean effort – anything which stands to detract from that is, naturally, a complete anathema. 

And of course, you wouldn’t wish any of your co-competitors the chance of inadvertently diminishing their own efforts either.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg