Cycling in Venezuela

By Zane Doran

The sport was created in Europe. The first race was in the year of 1868. 

The races can be team races or individual races. The races are on roads that are in good condition. The length of the race is anywhere from a few kilometers to hundreds of kilometers. The tracks can be in doors or can be a road race.   

The scoring is determined by what position you are in or finished in.   

The leagues are international and Olympic leagues. 

Some equipment used is a suit, gloves, and toe straps.  

  

Some major penalties are suspension or you can get kicked out. 

Competitors from Venezuela compete in Olympics and National competitions.  

Some rules are you must wear helmets and proper gear, the bike must have two brakes and foam handles, and there must be a crew to check the bike over. 

Venezuela does not have any official tracks, but they compete in Olympics and use Olympics tracks.  

The leagues are professional leagues that compete in the Olympics. 

Video: Tactics and major rules of the game

How the sport changed

The sport has changed a lot. When the sport first started, the tracks were indoor wooden tracks. It also started as team races, but they changed it to individual races in 1964. 

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Olympic Cycling Time Trials in Richmond Borough." Totally Richmond. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2016. <http://www.totallyrichmond.co.uk/blog/olympic-cycling-time-trials-in-richmond-borough/>.  

N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.google.com/maps/place/Olympic+Stadium/@51.5386499,-0.0187137,17z/data=!3m1Olympic Cycling Time Trials in Richmond Borough." Totally Richmond. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2016. <http://www.totallyrichmond.co.uk/blog/olympic-cycling-time-trials-in-richmond-borough/>.

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