Vorfahrer

15:49 Oct 6, 2004
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German to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation
German term or phrase: Vorfahrer
Inhalt der praktischen Posten

Es wurde empfohlen, wieder Vorfahrer einzusetzen statt die Posten abzulaufen, da die Teilnehmenden wichtige Details anders sehen und/oder sogar übersehen könnten


I am having trouble understanding this sentence. What would be an appropriate equivalent for Vorfahrer?

This is a report on a traffic education contest (cycling), and they are talking about the practical stations and theory stations here.

Thanks a lot!!!
Bhupali Gupte (X)
Local time: 21:58


Summary of answers provided
4 +1escort car
gangels
4 +1to demonstrate
Sueg
4advance party
swisstell
3leaders
Armorel Young


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advance party


Explanation:
it was recommended to again send out an advance party instead of
checking the stopping points on the run, as participants could look differenly at important details or even overlook them

swisstell
Italy
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leaders


Explanation:
I don't fully understand the context, but as you say it is about cycling I assume that Vorfahrer here are people who will ride bikes or drive cars at the front - to show others the way, or whatever.

Armorel Young
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
to demonstrate


Explanation:
I think they mean to send somebody through the course first so that the competitors/participants/students can take a look at it while some else is riding through it before they have a go at it themselves.

Sueg
Austria
Local time: 21:58
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Kim Metzger: demonstrators?
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
escort car


Explanation:
In American car races the escort car completes 2 turns around the track with the race participants following at a measured pace in their assigned starting order. Once the escort car veers off the track, the race proper starts with everybody going full throttle. Though it's technically the lead car, escort car means that it escorts the pack around the track.

gangels
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agree  Christine Lam
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