bicycle race rules

Bicycles were originally just an ordinary means of transportation. After years of development, bicycles have become “chariots” on the field, showing different splendor under the operation of cyclists. Every sport has its rules, and cycling is no exception. The following editor will give you a detailed introduction to the rules of cycling on the field.

Cycling rule 1: Individual lap race
(1) A lap race is a road race on a ring road section with closed traffic. It can be raced in any of the following ways.
1. Ranking is based on the results of the last lap.
2. The ranking of the athletes is determined according to the number of laps completed and the accumulated sprint points on the way.
(2) Competition distance: The measured length of the ring road is between 800 meters and 10,000 meters.
(3) Method of sprinting on the way:
1. The sprint in the ring road race must be done on the finish line of the ring road, and the number of laps between each two sprints should be the same.
2. There is no lap for sprinting on the way, and the first athlete to pass the finish line shall score points. This score cannot exceed 40% of the midway sprint winner (first place).
(4) Any athlete (athletes in a group of 20 or less) who falls behind in the competition and is caught up by the leading group of athletes will be eliminated and withdraw from the competition.
If there are more than 20 athletes in this group, it is up to the referee team to decide whether these athletes continue to compete.

Cycling Rule 2: Time Trial
The time trial has no tactics, it is purely a test of strength and stamina. Only one driver races the clock at a time, and whoever finishes the race fastest is the winner.
At the Sydney Olympics, this competition is only a single-lap competition, with men competing for four laps (1,000 meters) and women competing for two laps (500 meters). The riders were pinned to the start zone and set off after a 90-second countdown.
The sprint is a tactical race of three laps, although only the last 200 meters are timed. In the Olympics, players compete in pairs in three rounds, with two riders riding opposite each other. The first to cross the finish line is the winner.
For the first two laps, a pair of runners took full advantage of the entire track to plan the best position for the final sprint. The first lap should not be slower than walking speed, but after that the runner can make any attempt, including standing still or sprinting on the field. Leaders must give way to the right, unless they have a clear lead to stop competitors.

Cycling Rule 3: Individual Pursuit
Two runners set off on opposite sides of the track, trying to win by either catching the other or setting the fastest time. In the Olympics, the men’s race is 4 kilometers long, and the women’s race is 3 kilometers.
The first round consists of various stages and only counts time. The four drivers with the best time advance to the semifinals.
After the competition signal is given, the players must stay in the starting area for 50 seconds. The usual tactic is to continuously get on the wheel and stay close to the pole line.
In the event of an accident, only the affected driver stops. He or she would have a rematch with another driver who suffered a similar fate. If there is no one else, then he (she) can only play by himself. Riders who result in more than two stops will be disqualified.

Cycling Rule 4: Team Pursuit
The Team Pursuit is a men-only 4km race with a group of four. The basic rules are the same as in the Individual Pursuit.
In the team pursuit, the position of the third driver is very important. Time is calculated as the front wheel of a competitor’s bicycle crosses the finish line, and the group is considered to have beaten the other team only when the third rider is tied with the third person from the other team.
Chase drivers maintain tight race lines, maintaining stamina by swapping leads and pulling distances on steeply curved courses. The time is calculated by the third driver.

Cycling Rule 5: Points Competition
As the title suggests, the goal of this race is to accumulate the most points in the 40km race (25km for women). After one lap of the collective start, the players began to choose positions for points. The top four riders who cross the finish line every ten laps will earn points – five points for first, three points for second, two points for third and one point for first. The final stage of the sprint will count double the points.
After the driver completes the race distance, the winner will be the one who is one lap ahead, that is, the one who catches up to the last one. Typically, two or more drivers will lead a lap, and the winner will be determined by comparing the points, and in the event of a tie, based on the sprint standings.

The above are the rules of cycling that Xiaobian introduces to you. Cycling competitions mainly include five categories: individual lap races, time trials, individual pursuit races, team pursuit races and point races. The rules of each race are different, which is also a major difference between each event. Either way, cycling competitions are risky. The editor recommends that the majority of cyclists purchase an outdoor sports insurance to ensure their own safety.

Post time: Jun-06-2022