Cycling is one of the major attractions in the Olympics and Paralympics games. Despite well-known events that featured cycling, you might be amazed to find out that there are some interesting facts that you might not have heard about Cycling. Let us explore those things….
Can a Cyclist have a speed of a Bullet?
The answer with this statement is no, I have been a cyclist for quite some time now, Driving at 60 to 80mph alone can be considered fast, 100 to 120mph sometimes are considered to be over speeding, but do you know that the fastest speed that still stands on record today is at 167.043 miles per hour? Still, that does not come close to the speed of a bullet which can go as fast as 3000mph
Cycling is one of the Big 9 in the First-Ever Olympics
In modern Olympic games, only 9 disciplines or sports are considered as pioneers of the Olympics. They are athletics, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, wrestling and lastly, cycling.
There is a Myth that Cyclists are ‘Lazy’
Call it a myth or not, lazy could be a harsh word, the main reason is that cyclists are required to rest and recover as much as they train. Expect them to do nothing for a day as they need to rest as hard as the same way they train.
The first Cycling Event
The first cycling event started in Paris, France 28 years before the 1896 Athens Olympics and it was won by an English.
There was a Time that Cyclists Earned the Most Among Sportsmen
Have you seen the gargantuan contracts of NBA and Major League Stars? There was a time that cyclists were the ones raking in the money
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