The Road Cycling events are one of the Olympic’s most popular activities with huge crowds often lining the routes cheering the participants on.
Within the Olympic Games there are two Road Cycling events for men and women:
In the Road Race event, the men race around a route that is approx 250km long, while for women the route is shorter at 140km.
During these races all the competitors start the race at the same time, with the first to finish winning the coveted gold medal.
During the Time Trial events, the men race a route of approx 44km and the women race for 29kms.
Partcipants start the race in intervals of 90 seconds and the rider who completes the course in the fastest time wins.
For information on preventing or recoveing from Road Cycling injuries, visit our dedicated Road Cycling Injuries page provided by Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic
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