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This article talks only about road racing in depth. So I propose a move to bicycle road racing (road racing is autosport), which would make this article really skinny. Phlebas 00:07, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

More emphasis on existance of detailed articlces[edit]

I came to Bicycle racing thinking it would tell me about the Tour de France, Giro etc. I missed the un obtrusive inline link to "Road Bicycle Racing" if you look at the French wikipedia article], each seperate main article is given a magnifying glass. For the time being I have put a link in the see also, but this is unfair to the other types. I don't know how to add "main article" links. Well...what I am trying to say is that I think that there should be more emphasis that this article is just a top of category introduction, and that there are detailed articles on each type of bicycle race, not just as inline links, like the French version of this page. --Timtak (talk) 01:21, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Skid kids??[edit]

What is skid kids? It was just added to bicycle racing events, and I have never heard of it. Thanks. Julius.kusuma 17:49, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

I've heard...[edit]

that instead of stopping to go to the bathroom, bicycle racers on long races just go in their pants. Is that true?

Sometimes. Although most prefer the more "civilized" method of pulling a pant leg up and "doing" it over one side. Preferably this is during a slight and straight downhill. Otherwise, teammates may be enlisted to push that rider along while he is doing it. Julius.kusuma 17:21, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Similar is also true of marathon runners.

Recumbent Bikes?[edit]

The paragraph on recumbent bikes seems out of place here, as it talks about their advantages in general, whereas the general page on recumbent bikes has information about racing. Maybe it should be reworded? Pjc51 21:14, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

US and Australia successes[edit]

I don't see the need for the detailed information at the bottom of the page about USA's and Australia's successes in the sport of cycling. I removed them for the time being, but this is of course open for discussion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jellevc (talkcontribs) 14:27, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

I agree, its enough to mention they are successful cycling nations. I also removed the wikilink to Cycling Australia, there is no reason for national federations to be linked on this page, and it was strange that only Australia had such a link.LanterneRouge (talk) 14:49, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

+gy6+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:00, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Trials is not racing. And Freestyle BMX is not covered here[edit]

Should this be the main article on bicycle sports? If so, then racing should be changed to sports in the title, so that it can properly include Trails, as well as Freestyle BMX, Cycle polo, and so on. Or should there be an even broader article that includes all bike competitions, and let this one only cover racing? --Dennis Bratland (talk) 01:22, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 23 June 2014[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. Jenks24 (talk) 13:53, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Cycle sportCycle racing – Article about cycle racing. Main article for category Category:Cycle racing. Sub-articles are: Road bicycle racing, Mountain bike racing. NickSt (talk) 18:18, 23 June 2014 (UTC)


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  • Oppose halfpipe BMX is apparently also covered by this article, and that is not a race, that's a judged competition. If this article also covers extreme unicycling, then that also is not a race, but a judged artistic competition (akin to parkour on a unicycle) -- (talk) 07:11, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Keep the article, fix the category. It's logical to begin with an article that covers a topic most inclusively -- all forms of cylcing competition -- and then to spawn child articles that cover sub-topics, like racing, ball, or exhibition forms of cycle competition. The alternative is to lump non-racing forms of cycle competition into the parent article and category, cycling, alongside recreation and transportation. We'd have to shoehorn BMX freestyle and artistic cycling and cycle polo and cycle ball and so on into cycling. Or else have no place for them to go. That would treat racing as special for no reason whatsoever. Covering the general first and then the specific is the principle in Wikipedia:Summary style. So after this move is resolved, we should move Category:Cycle racing to Category:Cycle sport, and then consider a sub-categories for racing/non-racing if necessary. Or leave Category:Cycle racing but place it under Category:Cycle sport --Dennis Bratland (talk) 14:41, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


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Is No-Needle-Policy really totally unknown in WP? --Itu (talk) 00:59, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Environmental impact[edit]

This article doesn't mention anything about the environmental impact (CO² emissions) of bicycle races. Still, reports on the issue (for the Tour de France specifically) have been prepared by universities like the Cardiff University (see ). This report focuses on the viewers themselves, however, a lot of emissions actually come from the advertising caravan and the cars of the bicycle teams (mechanics, ...).

It seems weird to me that they actually haven't made bicyce races like the Tour climate-neutral yet. The Tour of California has been made climate neutral for instance, see Also, making a bicycle race climate neutral would be far easier than doing the same with say car races, and it's also not really in their intrest to not do it, given that they gain much revenue from tourist-oriented sectors.

Please put a section on the environmental impact on the page, and link to the Cardiff University report. KVDP (talk) 15:58, 21 July 2016 (UTC)