Welcome to Cycling
Athletes compete on the track (velodrome) and on the roads. Track events generally consist of sprints as short as 200 meters to time trials and pursuits up to 4 km. Relay races consisting of three-person teams are also contested on the track. Competitions on the roads consist of time trials and road races. In time trials, athletes start individually in staggered intervals, racing mostly against themselves and the clock. Road races consist of mass starts. Distances vary based on the host country’s discretion. Distances range from 5 km to 65 km in length.