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Bicycle racing or cycling, an internationally popular sport conducted on closed courses or the open road.

Bicycle racing includes road bicycle racing, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX racing and bike trials. As the bicycle evolved its various forms, different racing formats developed.

Road races may involve both team and individual competition, and are contested in various ways. They range from the one-day road race to multi-stage events.

Indoor Track racing takes place at a velodrome, usually a banked 1,093.6 ft (333 km) oval.

medals are awarded in individual and team track events, including the sprint, which features a duel between two finalists.

Another track event is the pursuit, in which racers begin at opposite sides of the circuit and attempt to catch each other.

Outdoor road races are gruelling multiday races, especially the Tour de France 4,000 km in more than twenty daily stages.

Tour de France cyclists ride for teams that share prize money and employ various strategies to aid each other, but an individual winner emerges from both time trials and races over varied terrain Another outdoor race is mountain biking, featuring varied off-road events such as cross-country, hill climb and slalom.

Cycling was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1951.

List of disciplines

  • Artistic Cycling
  • Cycle Ball
  • Cycling
  • Cycling BMX
  • Cycling Road
  • Cycling Track
  • Cycling, Indoor
  • Mountain Bike

Artistic Cycling are perforemed indoors with competitors performing tricks on special bikes for points in front of judges. It is perfomed in the form of Balet or Gymnastic on a 6minute time in the singles, pairs, four or six man teams.

The circle ring where the competitors performs has a dimension of 9 x 12 meters to 11 x 14 meters and the outside edge line of 0.5, 4 and 8 meters four half meter hashes extend radially from the center circle, an area of two meters must be cleared of immovable objects around the perimeter.

List of events

  • men

    1. PAIR

    2. SINGLE

  • women

    1. PAIR

    2. SINGLE

Cycle ball is also know as radball,this is a sport that is similar to soccer and players use bicycles, there are two players on each team. The players ride on special bicycles with no brakes and no freewheel it is a fixed gear bicycle.

The ball is controlled with the use of the bicycle and also head except when defending the goal.

The bicycle was invented as a means of transport in the early 1800s. It did not take long for people to start racing on their bikes. The first official race - a two-kilometre (1.25 mile) event in Paris - was held in 1868. Today, Cycling has many different forms and takes place on- and off-road.

Modern racing bikes don’t look very different from the original invention, but they are made from hi-tech materials, and are designed to be both lightweight and quick.

The track consists of many obstacles and three turns, and must be of a compact, closed looped design, forming a circuit whose length measured along its center line is not less than 300m or greater than 400m. The track must be a minimum of 10m wide at its start and may not taper to a width of less than 5m at any point along its course. Riders registered to compete in an event with a rim size of the wheel shall be 20 inches in a special BMX track.

The race shall be three rounds: preliminary, qualifying and finals. The transferring of riders to the qualifying rounds shall be according to the listed order. Each preliminary shall have three stages. There shall be sixteenth, eighth, quarter according to the number of the riders. The first four riders of each group after the semifinals shall transfer to the finals and compete from the first place to the eighth place.

List of events

  • men

    1. BMX CROSS - COUNTRY CYCLING

    2. RACE

  • women

    1. BMX CROSS - COUNTRY CYCLING

    2. RACE

On the road there are two events: Road Racing and Time Trial. The Road Race is 239km (150 miles) for men and 120km (75 miles) for women. The competitors all start together and the first past the line is the winner. The Time Trial is against the clock over a shorter distance: riders start 90 seconds apart and whoever completes the course fastest wins.

List of events

  • men

    1. INDIVIDUAL ROAD RACE

    2. INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL

    3. MADISON

    4. POINTS RACE

    5. TEAM TIME TRIAL

    6. 80KM CIRCUIT RACE

    7. ROAD RACE

  • women

    1. INDIVIDUAL ROAD RACE

    2. INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL

    3. 50KM CIRCUIT RACE

    4. ROAD RACE

In the Velodrome, Track riders race anti-clockwise round a banked, 250m (273yd) indoor track. There are a number of different events and distances that test speed, endurance and team work. Races are contested both individually, against the clock, and head to head.

List of events

  • men

    1. INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT

    2. SPRINT

    3. KEIRIN

    4. POINTS RACE

    5. TEAM SPRINT

    6. TEAM PURSUIT

    7. 1KM TIME TRIAL

    8. MADISON

    9. OMNIUM

    10. IP 4000

  • women

    1. 500M TIME TRIAL

    2. SPRINT

    3. INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT

    4. POINTS RACE

    5. TEAM SPRINT

    6. KEIRIN

    7. TEAM PURSUIT

    8. OMNIUM

    9. IP 3000

    10. MADISON

Indoor cycling is a form of high-intensity exercise. It can either be on an indoor track, see cycling or on a stationary exercise bicycle in a classroom setting which is more of a keep fit exercise other than a competitive sport.

Indoor Cycling was incorporated into the Asian Indoor Games in 2005.

List of events

  • men

    1. SINGLE ARTISTIC CYCLING

    2. PAIR ARTISTIC CYCLING

    3. CYCLE BALL

  • women

    1. SINGLE ARTISTIC CYCLING

    2. PAIR ARTISTIC CYCLING

The course for a cross-country race should include, where possible, significant amounts of descending paths, climbing paths, fields, earth or gravel paths, forest roads and paved or tarred/asphalt roads. The course must be wholly ridable regardless of the terrain and weather conditions.

Riders shall take a mass start. The rankings shall be determined on the order of the riders passing the finish line.

List of events

  • men

    1. CROSS-COUNTRY CYCLING

    2. 1.5KM DOWN HILL

    3. DOWN HILL

  • women

    1. CROSS-COUNTRY CYCLING

    2. 1.5KM DOWN HILL

    3. DOWN HILL

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