After the introduction of bikes in the late 19th century, competitions and races soon originated across the globe. The famous, Tour de France, held its first race in 1903. This race, in particular, gained global recognition and soon became an international competition.
Cycling races, today, fall under various categories, including road racing, mountain bike racing, track cycling, cyclo-cross, and more. It is recognized as an Olympic Sport. And depending on the category of cycling, different bikes are allowed and recognized for use.
In cycling, a high degree of balance, power, and endurance is required. Balance is necessary to stay on the bike. Power and endurance are necessary for competition and force.
In addition, this is also a popular leisure activity that millions of people participate in worldwide. In fact, in some countries, bicycles are the main form of transportation.