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stray-vuh seg-muhnt

Noun, proper noun

A route or section of a route that is tracked and recorded on Strava, a cycling and running tracking website and app.

Example usage: 'I'm going to try and beat my best time on the Strava Segment today.'

Most used in: Popular cycling destinations around the world.

Most used by: Competitive cyclists looking to challenge themselves.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: Time Trial, KOM/QOM, Strava KOM/QOM, Leaderboard,


What is a Strava Segment?

Strava Segments are digital markers that indicate the start and end of a particular section of a cycling route. These segments are used to track a cyclist’s performance over a certain distance or time, and to compare their performance against other cyclists on the same route.

Strava Segments are created by cyclists and typically represent a challenging section of a route. When a cyclist completes a Strava Segment, they can view their performance in comparison to other cyclists who have also completed the segment. Strava Segments can also provide information such as the fastest time, average time, and total number of times a segment has been completed. This data can be used to motivate cyclists to push themselves and to compete with others.

Strava Segments are a great way for cyclists to measure their performance and to compare themselves to their peers. According to Strava, there are over 20 million Strava Segments worldwide, with over 1 billion attempts by cyclists. Strava users have collectively ridden over 1 trillion kilometers.

Strava Segments are a great way for cyclists to measure their performance and to compare themselves to their peers. If you’re looking for an extra challenge while you’re out cycling, why not try to beat your own record or someone else’s on a Strava Segment?

The Origin of the Term 'Strava-Segment' in Cycling

The term 'Strava-Segment' was first used in 2009 by Strava, a technology company based in San Francisco, California. Initially, the company was created to be an online social network for athletes to track their activities. It focused on runners and cyclists, and it was this group of cyclists that first used the term 'Strava-Segment' to describe a specific segment of a ride.

Strava-Segments are used to track the time spent riding a certain portion of a route. They are typically sections of a route that are particularly challenging, such as a steep climb or a technical descent. Riders can compare their times on a particular segment to other riders' times and challenge each other to improve.

The term 'Strava-Segment' has become so widely used that it has been adopted by other cycling-related services. It is now a common term used by cyclists around the world to refer to a segment of a ride.

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