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Nay Pyi Taw 2013

Cycling
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Cycling

Cycling

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

  • Mountain Bike
  • Cycling Road
  • 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

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

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.

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