The cycling It is a sport that is carried out on top of a bicycle, whether on the road, track, mountain or trial, among other modalities. The type of bicycle in which it is made, makes up the sports modality of cycling.
The road or road cycling consists of competing on a road bike, by teams or individually. In teams, the most common are cycling tours to different places such as the Vuelta España, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.
There are also individual competitions or stages, such as the Road Cycling World Championship. It consists of completing a stage or distance between two points, normally of several kilometers, where the one who arrives first or the best time does, wins.
The track cycling It is held in a 250-meter covered velodrome with special bicycles similar to road or road but adapted for sprints with the bottom bracket higher than in the previous ones. Track cycling events are usually speed or pursuit and short in duration, both individually and in teams.
The Mountain biking is disputed on a mountain bike, also called mountain bike (MTB) or all-terrain bikes (MTB), which unlike road and track bikes, have wider wheels and are not smooth, front and / or rear suspension depending on whether they are called ‘rigid’ or ‘double ‘. The wheel size can be 26, 27.5 or 29 inches.
The cycling jersey It is a classic garment of cycling clothing that is used in different modalities. It is a mesh or adjustable shirt very close to the body to obtain maximum aerodynamics.
It is the part of the pants of a cyclist’s equipment, like the jersey, it is very tight to the body and with a large padding in the part of the crotch where there is contact with the saddle, to avoid ailments and chafing.
Just like sports shoes, but more rigid and hard, normally easy to open with velcro, although there are laces, which are attached to the bicycle pedal by means of a quick fixing system, both to place them and so that the cyclist can unpin them in any moment just by turning your foot horizontally.