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Road Racing

Road bike racing is a sport in which cyclists compete against each other on their bikes and the fastest to the line at the end of the course is declared the winner. The sport takes place on paved roads.

Bicycle road racing began as an organized sport in 1868. The first world championships were held in 1893. Cycling became part of the Olympic Games in 1895. The modern form of road racing emerged in the 19th century. XIX. The few initial races were the Tour de France and the Tour of Flanders. These races formed the basis for modern road racing around the world.

The goal is clear: be the first to reach the finish line. Cyclists use various tactics to get to the finish line, such as decreasing pedal effort by following in the wake of the lead rider. Riding in the main field saves around 40% of the energy spent on forward movement compared to riding alone.

Riders form groups and break away from the pack to gain more freedom and more speed. The group needs to work with high coordination and teamwork to maintain high speed and achieve other goals of breaking up with the pack.

Some notable cyclists of all time are Jan Ullrich, Lance Armstrong, Fausto Coppi, and Felice Gimondi.