Cycling

【 Competition Venues:Izu Velodrome (Track)・
Fuji International Speedway (Road) Start and Finish 】

  • Overview

    Cycling at the Paralympic Games is roughly divided into two types. One is road cycling on outdoor public roads, consisting of time trials, road races, and team relays. As these races are held outdoors, weather and road conditions significantly affect the outcomes.

    The other type is track cycling held in an indoor stadium, or velodrome. In track cycling, races are held on an inclined circuit called a “bank.” Individual pursuit, time trials, tandem sprint, team sprint, and scratch races are included in track cycling. The speed of racing bikes reaches up to 60km per hour - some three to four times faster than the average cyclist. Watching cycling racing at such high speeds can be a powerful experience.

    Cycling is classified according to the type of bike to be used (four types).

    History

    Cycling became an official Paralympic sport for the first time at the Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games. At first, only outdoor road races were held. The discipline of track cycling (indoor races) was newly adopted at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games.

    Detail

    Sports Event

    (IPC Announcement, June26, 2018)

    DiciplineMenWomen






    Track 
    C1-2-3 Kilo
    C4-5 Kilo
    C1 Pursuit
    C2 Pursuit
    C3 Pursuit
    C4 Pursuit
    C5 Pursuit
    B Kilo
    B Pursuit
    C1-2-3 500m
    C4-5 500m
    C1-2-3 Pursuit
    C4 Pursuit
    C5 Pursuit
    B Kilo
    B Pursuit
    Mixed
    C1-5 Team Sprint








    Road
    H2 Road Race
    H3 Road Race
    H4 Road Race
    H5 Road Race
    C1-2-3 Road Race
    C4-5 Road Race
    B Road Race
    T1-2 Road Race
    H1 Time Trial
    H2 Time Trial
    H3 Time Trial
    H4 Time Trial
    H5 Time Trial
    C1 Time Trial
    C2 Time Trial
    C3 Time Trial
    C4 Time Trial
    C5 Time Trial
    B Time Trial
    T1-2 Time Trial
    H2-3-4 Road Race
    H5 Road Race  
    C1-2-3 Road Race
    C4-5 Road Race
    B Road Race
    T1-2 Road Race
    H1-2-3 Time Trial
    H4-5 Time Trial  
    C1-2-3 Time Trial
    C4 Time Trial
    C5 Time Trial  
    B Time Trial
    T1-2 Time Trial
    Mixed
    H2-5 Team Relay
    Eligible impairment
    • Limb deficiency (impairment of upper and/or lower limb function)
    • Visual impairment

    (As of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games )