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Commuting

Racing

Bicycle Racer posed at Salt Palace wood track, Salt Lake City, 1911

The first documented cycling race was a 1,200 metre race held on May 31, 1868 at the Parc of Saint-Cloud, Paris. It was won by expatriate Englishman James Moore who rode a bicycle with solid rubber tires.[1] The first cycle race covering a distance between two cities was Paris-Rouen, also won by James James Moore, who rode the 123 kilometres dividing both cities in 10 hours and 40 minutes.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Maso, B. (tr. Horn, M.) (2005), The Sweat of the Gods, Mousehold Press, pp. 1-2, ISBN 1-874739-37-4
  2. ^ Paris-Rouen 1869

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