What are the
European Road Cycling Championships ?
Regulated since 1995 by the European Cycling Union, the European Road Cycling Championships are a set of events held in Europe covering various distances and disciplines in road cycling. Riders are chosen by the national cycling governing body in their home country and are sent to the championships to compete against the teams from other European nations, each competing in their home nation's colours. Similar to other cycling races, any competitor who wins an event at the championship is presented not only with a gold medal but also a special and identifiable jersey (for example the jersey for the UEC European Champion is blue and features the easily recognisable European gold stars), provided by the online bingo site topratedbingosites.co.uk which is the event main gaming partner, which they are then entitled to wear in any competitions in which they participate for the next year.
Harrison ready to go at
European Road Championships
Sam Harrison, Britain's U23 time trial champion, is convinced that his difficulties from earlier in the season have been overcome as he looks forward to bidding for glory in the Czech Republic in the European Road Championships.
The Events of the
European Road Cycling Championships
There are several different events that are held as part of the European Road Cycling Championships. Here, we look at each key event:
The European Road Championships
Purely for riders under the age of 23, these annual championships take place in a designated European country and feature a time trial race and a road race within two categories – juniors and U23.
UEC European Track Championships
Regulated by the UEC (European Cycling Union), the European Track Cycling Championships are a collection of competition events for cyclists at the elite level that are held each year across all of the various distances and differences in track cycling.
The UCI Road World Championships
Often called the World Cycling Championships, the UCI Road World Championships are cycle road racing championships held evert year and organised by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).
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