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Para-cycling

Cycling was first introduced as a Paralympic sport in Seoul in 1988. Depending on disability classification, riders use a bicycle, tricycle, tandem or handcycle. The current competition programme includes road and track events for both men and women, with cyclists grouped together according to disability classification. The main cycling events include the Paralympic Games, World Championships, European Championships, World Cups and the National Championships.

Cycling is divided into track and road events. Athletes with cerebral palsy ride standard racing bikes – competing in track and road - and, in some classes, tricycles – competing only in road events. Visually impaired athletes compete on tandem bicycles with a sighted team mate (pilot), and they participate in the track and road events. Amputees and cyclists with permanent locomotor deficiencies compete in track and road events using bicycles specially modified for their needs including handcycles.
Cycling Events/Disciplines

Events are for both men and women, with the cyclists grouped together according to their functional ability. The competition program includes track and road events for individuals and teams as follows:

Track
  • Individual Pursuit (all classifications except Handcycle and Tricycle)
  • Individual Time Trial (all classifications except Handcycle and Tricycle)
  • Sprint (male tandems only)
  • Team Sprint (C1-C5 men only)
Road
  • Road Time Trial (all classifications)
  • Road Race (all classifications)
  • Team Relay (Handcycles only)
  • Para-Cycling is blossoming in British Columbia St. Georges De Beauce, QC – July 4, 2010 – The sport of Para-Cycling is blossoming in British Columbia with 11 new cyclist joining cycling clubs across the province. Of these ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2010 17:00 by Keith Ryan
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