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Cycle sport

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Cyclists in the 2021 Giro d'Italia race.

Cycle sport is when people compete using bicycles. There are different types of bike races like road racing, mountain biking, and BMX. Some other non-racing bike sports are artistic cycling and cycle polo. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is in charge of organizing bike races around the world. The International Human Powered Vehicle Association is in charge of human-powered vehicles, and they have fewer rules than the UCI. The UltraMarathon Cycling Association organizes long-distance bike races.

Bike racing is in the Olympics. It's especially popular in Europe, where countries like Belgium, France, and Italy are big fans. Other countries like Australia and the United States are also fans of bike racing.[1]

History[change | change source]

The first bicycle race happened on May 31, 1868, in Paris, France.[2] It was a short race of 1,200 meters and was won by James Moore from England. He rode a wooden bicycle with solid rubber tires.[3] You can see this bike now in a museum in Ely, England.

The Union Cycliste Internationale was started on April 14, 1900, by Belgium, the United States, France, Italy, and Switzerland. They wanted to replace the International Cycling Association because of a disagreement with Great Britain and other issues.

Since the Olympic Movement started in 1896, cycling has been a part of every Summer Olympics.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Co, Copenhagenize Design. "The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet, Ranked". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  2. "cycling | sport | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Archived from the original on 2021-10-09. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  3. Maso, B (2005). The sweat of the gods: myths and legends of bicycle racing. Translated by Horn, M. Norwich, England: Mousehold Press. pp. 1–2. ISBN 1-874739-37-4.
  4. Torres-Davis, Rosael (2021-07-30). "Compared to Other Disciplines, Track Cycling Involves the Most Strategy". Bicycling. Archived from the original on 2022-07-26. Retrieved 2022-07-26.