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Cycling

Cycling, which is also called bicycling or bicycling, can be a recreational activity or a sport. The earliest cycling races involved boneshaker-style bikes. In the 1980s there were many organized races in Europe, the United States and Japan.

The most famous cycling race is the Tour de France. The Tour de France began in 1903. As cycling races became popular, different formats for the races developed. These races involve individuals or teams, and are contested in a variety of ways. Races can be a one day race, criterium and time track for multi-stage events. In time trial races, participants are required to race against the clock.

In addition to road races, there are many cycling events that are held on a banked track called a velodrome, usually indoors.

Riders can participate individually or in teams. Cycling organizations have strict rules about bikes used in races.