Professional cycling includes riders from six continents, four disciplines, and countless cultures who race all over the world. Despite this diversity, several traits and experiences unite professional cyclists—and in many ways, unite them with all cyclists. They still get nervous before races of all sizes. It's not always the biggest and most important races that induce the most nerves. Amanda Spratt says that she always get nervous for the first race of the season. Lizzie Armitstead has repeatedly referenced the pressure of lining up as the defending champion.
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The record only stood for a few minutes until another cyclist—Sarah Fader of Boulder, Colorado—broke it again. Within minutes of McKinnon sharing her achievement online, negative comments flooded the post. The next day, McKinnon won the meter match sprint. She is also a transgender woman.
Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling , held on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events, where riders start simultaneously though sometimes with a handicap and race to set finish point; and time trials , where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the clock.
Combining passions for design and cycling, Kitty has launched her own female cycling lifestyle brand that encapsulates the sport. Hailing from South London but spending most of her youth in the mountain bike hot spot Morzine, Tahnee Seagrave has recently risen to the top of downhill mountain biking. In she became junior world champion and has been on an upward trajectory ever since, winning an elite World Cup race in Keira is a serious badass on two wheels.