Bicycle Racing

Bicycle Racing is a very popular European sport, and it is starting to gain popularity in America. It involves either a single person, or a team racing while on bicycles. Any questions regarding racing with bikes, racing teams, or different bike races can be asked here.

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Bicycle Racing
Cannes Film Festival

Name the french city where the annual word-world famous film festival takes place?

There are many film festivals in France but the most well known internationally is the festival of Cannes city with its prize, the "palme d'or".

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Cycling
Bicycle Racing

What is a short race called?

A sprint

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Sports
Cycling
Bicycle Racing

What are some cycling tactics?

If you're in a multi-stage event, and someone tries to break free, you only give chase if that rider is close enough in the standings to you to be a threat. If he's from way down in the ranking you save your energy and stay with the pack instead. The pack is much faster than a single rider, so you stay with the pack as long as possible. If you want to break out, try to get some other riders with you to share in the effort. If it's a long, hilly stage, dump your water bottle(s) before you begin to climb, then have a crew member hand you filled ones at the top before you begin the descent.

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Bicycles
Bicycle Racing
Manchester United Football Club
Tour de France

What colour is the jersey the king of the mountains wears?

According to Wikipedia:

The "King of the Mountains" wears a white jersey with red dots (maillot à pois rouges), referred to as the "polka dot jersey".

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

Why was the tour de france invented?

It was organised by L'Equipe to sell more of their newspapers.
from two news papers having a feud

In 1903 "L'Auto", the French sports newspaper now called "L'Equipe", staged the race to help promote their newspaper which was struggling to compete with France's first, and by far strongest, sports paper "Le Velo". Needless to say, the Tour was a success and Le Velo was out of circulation one year later.

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Bicycle Racing

What is a false flat in bicycle racing?

It is where the road looks flat but is actually a gradual climb.

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Tour de France

What is the grand prize in the tour de France?

The yellow jersey (Maillot Jaune). They of course get money, money from their sponsors as well. The real prize is the publicity, they get so many magazine deals and even commercial deals.

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Salary and Pay Rates
Bicycle Racing

How much money do professional cyclists make?

The leaders of professional cycling teams make millions. Lance Armstrong made several million dollars in salary alone in his prime and millions more in endorsements. In fact, it is customary for the winner of the Tour de France to give all his prize money ($3-400,000) to the rest of his nine member team in recognition of their invaluable teamwork and help in winning the Tour. What some people don't realize is how much of a team sport professional cycling is, especially at the elite levels like the Tour de France. Even lesser riders, called domestiques, can earn a decent living in the professional ranks.
It will obviously vary depending on the rider. Lance Armstrong had a contract for over $2 million in 1996, before he had even starting winning the Tour de France.

The Avererage salary for a domestic rider (a rider who is not a Team Leader) is currently $30-40K but during a seasons wins and bonuses can bring this closer to $100K. As stated for a Top cyclist the money can be huge with salary and endorsments

It is speculated that the winner of the tour de France can expect to earn a million dollars plus the following season from endorsments and interviews etc.

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

What is Lanterne Rouge?

Lanterne Rouge is the named given to the cyclist that finishes last in a race. The term is French for 'Red Lantern' and refers to the lights on the back of the last car of a train.

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Bicycles
Cycling
Bicycle Racing
Mountain Biking

What is the best hardtail cross country mountain bike make?

There are so many personal preferences involved that it's impossible to give a solid answer to that. Might as well ask which is the prettiest color.

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Italy
Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

Other than Eddy Merckx name the only other rider ever to have won the tour of Italy tour de France and world road race championships in the same year?

stephen roche

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_de_France Stephen Roche of Ireland was the rider other than Eddy Merckx

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Bicycles
Bike Types
Bicycle Racing

Is the viking tri bike any good?

Well, it hasn't got much bling value, but it's made out of solid, dependable parts. Good stuff for a serious beginner.

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Tour de France

How many teams ride specialized in tour de France?

Two. Astana and Saxo Bank

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Bicycle Racing

How many riders in a professional cycling team?

The number varies. On a contemporary Pro Tour team there could be as many as 29 cyclists in total under contract at a given time. No race ever requires that many riders on a team, so team members ride in various races, often at the same time, in different "sub-teams". Currently in the Tour de France there are nine members of any team, although in the past there have been ten or more. In smaller races there are sometimes less than nine on a team. In teams with smaller budgets than a Pro Tour team (the very best), there might be only 15 or less under contract.

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Bicycle Racing

What stores sell sports posters?

JD might or sports direct or some sport shops where you can get to might have a look x good luck x

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Bicycle Racing

What is greatest cycle races of the world?

Well theres the Tour de France, which just ended. The Giro d'Italia. The Dauphine Libere. Then there are one-day classics, like Paris-Roubaix. There are lots of great cycling races in the world. Hope this helps.

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

What is the average speed of the cyclist in the tour de France?

The winning cyclist in the 2009 Tour de France, Alberto Contador, rode 3459.5km in 85 hours, 48 minutes and 35 seconds. His average speed was 40.32 km/h. The last place finisher (called the 'Lanterne Rouge'), Yauheni Hutarovich, rode the 3459.5 km in 90 hours, 05 minutes and 2 seconds, which is an average speed of 38.40 km/h
42- 44km an hour for the whole race. mountain stages 36-38km/hr. Time Trials 47-53km/hr. and long 'flat' stages 47km/hr.
35 to 40 k

they just had the tour of Italy and averaged over 40k over 3000k

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What are the rules of Track cycling?

As defined by USI rules, the first round of competition used to qualify for the sprint competition is the flying 200 m time trial. In this round each rider completes two to three warm up laps and then completes the final 200 m, which is usually just under a lap. The number of riders that qualify for the sprint rounds depends on the competition; in World Cup competitions, 16 riders will advance and in a world championship, 24 riders will advance. The top riders are seeded in the following rounds, meaning the fastest qualifier will face the slowest qualifier and so on. Knock-out rounds then proceed, initially on a one race basis and then on a best-of three-race format from the quarter-final stage. Riders defeated in the earlier rounds may get a chance to continue in the competition through the repege races. To improve your stability and cycling skills kindly visit htp://www.wenzelcoaching.com/

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

How many tour de france cadel evans win?

His victory this year was his first. So, so far he has one victory.

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Bicycles
Bicycle Racing

Where can you buy cheap carbon fiber bicycle wheels?

Try eBay

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

What is the average pay for tour de France riders?

U$ 100,000
Short answer...not very much, unless your a big shot.

This thread might help http://www.cyclingforums.com/t345378.HTML

It is not specifically directed at a "tour de France rider", but it may help.

A little more information here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aDtj96LsR3P0&refer=Europe

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Bicycles
Bike Types
Bicycle Racing

Can you use a triathlon bike as a road racing bike?

Sure, but if it has tri/TT bars you probably will have to pull them off to be allowed into an organized event. Expect to be losing some due to the fairly extreme riding position an all out TT bike will put you in. For ordinary road(group) racing most riders prefers a bike that's a bit more flexible in terms of use.

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

Do many people watch the Tour de France?

Oh yes. Thousands line the route, and millions follow it on TV.

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Lance Armstrong
Tour de France

What is lance Armstrong's top speed at the tour de France?

Hard to tell, as riding conditions change a lot during the course. He might be reaching 50MPH (80KMH) during a mountain descent.

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Bicycle Racing
Tour de France

What is the big group called that follows the tour de france leader?

It is called a peloton.

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