Tête de la Course. Nobody says it more beautifully than the French. The breakaway, or the group of favourites who leave the peleton and separate the wheat from the chaff, is the group at the head of the race. You used to frequently see the jerseys of demigods like Eddy, Roger, or Tom riding in the distant past. Whether it was plum time of yesteryear or not, heroes are created in the head of the pack.