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What Sort of Bicycles do they Use in the Olympics?

April 4th, 2011

Olympics is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. More than one hundred countries participate in sports like basketball, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball, cycling, and a lot more. The five intertwined Olympic rings in the flag represent the unity of the five continents. Indeed, you have to be Citius, Altius, Fortius or Faster, Higher, and Stronger to win the most coveted gold medal.   

 In the game of Olympic cycling, there are four categories such as the road racing, individual time trial, track racing, and mountain biking. Athletes do not actually depend solely on the brand or model of bike to win the gold medal. They are also particular with other features depending on the type of the race. One popular bicycle used in the Olympics is the BMX bike which is a single speed bike. In another Olympic sport called triathlon, which includes swimming, cycling, and running, there are specific requirements for the bike such as the aero bars, the aerodynamic wheels, and a steep seat tube. This will help the athlete to move faster despite the challenging course.  

 The 2012 Olympics will be held in London. We will expect to see great performances and games. The cycling course is more challenging than ever. This will give riders a hard time to plan for their strategy and to condition their bike. There are already lots of people who are excited to watch their favorite athletes compete. Indeed, only a sporting event like the Olympics can unite more than 100 countries in one place!


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