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Match Sprint is a cycling race format in which two cyclists compete head-to-head on a short track.

Example usage: The cyclists will compete in a match sprint to decide the winner.

Most used in: Track cycling events.

Most used by: Professional track cyclists.

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Also see: Kilo, Flying 200m, Team Sprint, Match Race,


What is a Match Sprint?

A match sprint is a type of race in the sport of track cycling. It is a one-on-one sprint race between two cyclists, held on a track in an indoor velodrome or outdoor cycling track. The race typically consists of three laps, with the winner being the cyclist who crosses the finish line first.

The match sprint is a popular event in both professional and amateur track cycling. It is one of the core events of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, and has been part of the Olympic Games since the first modern Olympics in 1896.

During the match sprint, cyclists start from a standing start and race for three laps around the track. The cyclists are allowed to use a variety of tactics, including drafting and blocking, in order to gain an advantage over their opponent. At the end of the race, the cyclist who crosses the finish line first is declared the winner.

The match sprint is a fast and exciting event, with the fastest times typically ranging from 12 to 14 seconds. The current world record for the match sprint is held by French cyclist Francois Pervis, who clocked a time of 9.347 seconds in 2014.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Match Sprint'

The term “match sprint” originated in the late 19th century in France. It is a form of track cycling, where two riders compete against each other on a track, attempting to out-sprint each other in a match. The term was first used in an article published in the French cycling magazine Le Vélo on March 14th, 1896.

The match sprint was very popular in France, and the first international match sprint races were held at the 1900 Summer Olympics, where the men’s and women’s events were won by France’s Paul Masson and Marie Marvingt, respectively.

Since then, the match sprint has become one of the most popular events in track cycling, and is also popular in other countries, such as the United States and Great Britain. It is now a staple of track cycling competitions around the world, and is a popular spectator sport.

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