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Top 4 Cycling Racing Events One Must Know

From the time wheels were invented, ever since then humans got too creative and ended up having championship based on wheels. From two-wheelers racing to four-wheelers race, the world has embraced any form of racing. This post spotlights top cycling events in the world. French engineer Pierre Michaux made the first cycle. Before we head to the post, you must know that more than a sport or a race, cycling is a great way to remain fit and healthy. It is both exercise and activity. Let us head to the post and figure out the famous four cycling events.

1. Tour de France

It is one of the topmost embraced races that has attracted a lot of audiences to the show. It is the famous race in the three European Grand Tours. This is a race that takes place in France. It is 21 day-long stages of the race. The first competition of Tour de France was established in the year 1903. Consisting of more than 20 teams, Tour de France is the toughest race to finish. Those teams who take less time to finish the race are considered as the winner. Over the years, only Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain have managed to win the Tour de France 5 times.

Tour de France

2. Vuelta a España

Even though the race is conducted in the summertime, there are many spectators for the race more than Tour de France as it is conducted in certain famous places within Spain. Also, the race consists of few fearsome climbs making the experience hair rising. Just like the race mentioned above, Vuelta a España winner is the participant who takes less time to finish the race. The first and the foremost winner of the Vuelta a España is Gustaaf Deloor.  Roberto Heras hold four consecutive winning records in the same. Vuelta a España initiated its first place in the year 1935.

3. Paris-Roubaix

This cycle racing is considered as the greatest professional men’s racing competition in the history of cycling. Considered as the oldest race and is a monument in cycle racing. One can otherwise mention this kind of racing as the classics of European racing. Paris-Roubaix is prevalent in many other terms like “Hell of the North” or the “Queen of the Classics’. Some of the famous riders of the race is none other than the famous Tom Boonen and Roger de Vlaeminck.

Paris-Roubaix

4. UCI Road World Championships

This form of racing takes place in the various regions every year and gathers a lot of audiences. UCI, Union Cycliste Internationale sponsors the race. Unlike the other race mentioned in the list, this race is a single-day event. The one who wins all three titles of The Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the UCI World Road Race Championship takes the lead of Triple Crown of Cycling.  Over the years, only two of the racers have titled with this award, and they are Eddy Merckx and Stephen Roche.