GregariousThe Latin word gregarius arrived in Castilian as gregarious. East adjective can be used to qualify the animal whose life unfolds in a herd, a flock or one Suburb: that is, in a group.

To the relationship established by these species and this tendency to grouping is known as gregariousness. Gregarious animals form an association to work together and thus pursue a common goal. Gregariousness, therefore, supposes a type of intraspecific relationship.

The flocks, the swarms and the shoals they are collectives that are formed with gregarious species. By partnering, the animal it assumes a cost but, in turn, obtains benefits from belonging to the set. By acting in a gregarious way, for example, each individual achieves better protection against predators and gains efficiency in locomotion.

The human beingDue to the complexity of the species, it is not totally gregarious or solitary. People have interests and needs, both particular and social, which they satisfy individually and in groups.

Applied to men, the idea of ​​gregarious is usually used to qualify someone who trusts and follows other people’s proposals and ideas in a resolute way or who develops together with other subjects without distinction.

In the field of cyclingFinally, the runner is called gregarious whose function in assist who leads the team or to another competitor who is ranked higher than yours. The gregarious can stand in front of the Leader to protect it from the wind or to supply it with drinks and food, to name two possibilities.

The gregarious of cycling He is considered by many “the hero in the shadows”, since the performance of the winners depends to a large extent on his work, although it is the latter who get one hundred percent of the applause. Returning to one of its main functions, the protection of the leader against the friction of the wind is essential to reduce his physical wear – note that this affects, therefore, directly in the herd – but also to maintain his speed as high as it is possible.

GregariousThere is also the concept of gregarious luxury, which refers to a highly relevant runner occupying the role of the gregarious. Two prominent examples from the 1980s are Laurent fignon Y Greg LeMond, two winners of the Tour de France who served as gregarious of the also recognized Bernard Hinault. At the same time, the Spanish Pedro Delgado Y Miguel Indurain they acted gregarious to each other, even until the early 1990s.

Towards the end of the first decade of this millennium, the acclaimed American cyclist Lance Edward Armstrong had as gregarious Roberto Heras, Paolo Savoldelli Y Yaroslav popovych, among other important figures of international cycling. Finally, a year before achieving victory in the 100th edition of the Tour from France, the British Christopher Clive Froome was gregarious of Bradley Wiggins.

It is known by the name of pitcher, on the other hand, the gregarious who collaborates with sprinters to reach first place. The sprinter is the track or road cyclist who is characterized by achieving high maximum speeds and a lot of power in short efforts, thanks to which you can aim for more satisfactory results in the framework of mass or platoon arrivals, calls sprints or sprints.

The pitcher’s role is to initiate the sprint of the most important sprinter in his or her team, which is of great help in the last kilometers of the race. If you maintain speed over a long stretch, it is known as wheeler. It is worth mentioning that in some cases, the launcher is also a luxury gregarious.