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A cyclist who is specialized in sprinting over short distances.

Example usage: 'John is a great sprinter, he's won several races.'

Most used in: International cycling competitions.

Most used by: Professional cyclists and cycling fans.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: 1 Road Racer, 2 Fast Finisher, 3 Power Rider, 4 Attacker,


What is a Sprinter in Cycling?

A sprinter is a type of cyclist whose specialty is to cover short, intense bursts of speed over a short distance. Sprinters typically compete in events such as the 100m sprint, the keirin, the Madison, the points race, and the scratch race. Sprinters typically reach speeds of up to 43 mph (70 km/h) during competition.

Sprinters usually have a very muscular build and a powerful pedaling technique. They tend to have a low body weight and a high power-to-weight ratio. This allows them to accelerate quickly and reach high speeds. Sprinters also have a strong cardiovascular system and excellent endurance.

Sprinters must be able to maintain their speed over a short distance. This requires a combination of technique, strength, power, and endurance. Sprinters must also have excellent bike-handling skills to navigate tight turns and crowded tracks.

Sprinters are an important part of any cycling competition. They provide the excitement and the spectacle that spectators crave. Some of the most famous sprinters in cycling history include Chris Hoy, Marianne Vos, and Marcel Kittel.


The History of the Word 'Sprinter' in Cycling

The term 'sprinter' in the context of cycling first appeared in the late 19th century in France. At the time, it was used to describe the riders who were able to ride very fast over short distances. The term was derived from the French verb 'sprinte', meaning 'to rush'.

The first known use of the term 'sprinter' in the context of cycling was in 1883, when it was used to describe the riders who participated in the 'Sprint des Cinq Jours' race in Paris. This race was a five-day event which covered a total of 100km and featured some of the best sprinters of the day.

Since then, the term 'sprinter' has become a common term in the world of cycling. It is used to describe riders who specialize in short, fast bursts of speed over short distances. Sprinters are often considered the 'gladiators' of cycling, as they are the ones who are willing to put everything on the line in order to win a race.

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