Meaning of on someone's wheel in English:

on someone's wheel


  • Close behind someone when they are driving or cycling.

    ‘I had dominated the race early on and he sat on my wheel’
    • ‘Piil is constantly looking behind him with Sacchi on his wheel as the sprint is on.’
    • ‘Not at all an unfamiliar sight for American racing fans was the image of Horner sitting on Lance 's wheel up the final climb yesterday.’
    • ‘In sprinting you can't say that because a guy was bad last week I don't want to be sitting on his wheel this week.’
    • ‘Finally, with about 2km to go, I got right on Petacchi 's wheel and right then, guess who showed up?’
    • ‘I sat back behind him a couple of spots and then as we were coming in toward the finish, I waited to see what I could do to move him up, maybe take him on my wheel and launch an attack.’