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/tēm ˈrās/

Noun, Verb

A type of race in which cyclists compete as part of a team rather than as individuals.

Example usage: 'We won the team-race by a large margin.'

Most used in: Countries with a strong cycling culture such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Most used by: Professional cyclists and competitive amateur cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: Criterium, Grand Fondo, Gran Fondo, Team Time Trial,


What is a Team-Race in Cycling?

Team-race is a term used in cycling to describe a race in which a team of riders compete against other teams. The teams may be made up of different cycling disciplines, such as road, mountain, and track cycling. The goal of the race is for the team to complete the race in the fastest combined time.

In team-racing, the riders of each team must work together in order to achieve the best result. This means that the riders must coordinate their efforts to ensure they are all working together to reach the finish line as quickly as possible.

Team-racing is an increasingly popular form of cycling competition, with more than 75 percent of the world's professional cycling teams competing in team-racing events. The popularity of team-racing has also increased in the amateur and recreational cycling community, with many local cycling clubs and organizations hosting team-racing events.

Team-racing is a great way for cyclists to test their skills and teamwork in a competitive environment. It also provides an opportunity for cyclists to have some fun while pushing themselves to their limits.


The Origin of the Term 'Team-Race' in Cycling

The term 'team-race' was first used in the context of cycling in the late 19th century. It was first used in France, to describe the type of cycling race where teams of riders competed against each other. This form of racing quickly spread throughout Europe, and the first official team-race was held in Paris in 1895.

The popularity of team-racing continued to grow throughout Europe, and it soon spread to other countries in the world. Team-racing is now popular in many countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan. It is a popular form of racing for both professional and amateur cyclists.

Team-racing is a very exciting form of cycling, as it requires teamwork and strategy in order to win. Teams of riders must work together to achieve the best results, and the races are often very close. Team-racing is a great way to test the strength and skill of both cyclists and teams.

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