Cyclo-cross is an off-road cycling discipline that combines elements of road racing, mountain biking and cross-country riding. It takes place in wintertime and requires riders to navigate a variety of terrain, overcome obstacles and often cycle through mud and sand. Cyclo-cross combines physical and tactical challenges, and frequently requires quick changes in direction, and continues to be one of the most exciting cycling disciplines around. It is open to professionals, amateurs and children of all abilities, and is usually held on a circuit that is 2–3 km long and features man-made obstacles such as steps, planks, logs and barriers. A typical race is 45–60 minutes in duration and typically takes place in an open field or park. So put on your cycling gear and get ready for some thrilling cyclo-cross action!
1) What is the most important skill in cyclo-cross?
2) When did cyclo-cross first become a UCI World Championship event?
3) What type of bike is used for cyclo-cross?
4) What is the main difference between road and off-road cycling?
5) What type of tires are typically used in cyclo-cross?
6) What does it mean if a race is ‘hors categorie’?
7) What type of weather conditions is cyclo-cross racing typically held in?
8) What is the minimum number of laps a cyclo-cross race requires?
9) What type of surface is used in cyclo-cross?
10) Who was the first US cyclo-cross world champion?
11) What type of skill do you need to make it through the tight turns of a cyclo-cross race?
12) What is a pit stop?
13) What type of grip is typically used on cyclo-cross bars?
14) What type of surface is a cyclo-cross course usually composed of?
15) What does UCI stand for?
16) What type of footwear is typically used in cyclo-cross?
17) What is the minimum tire pressure allowed in cyclo-cross?
18) What type of bike maintenance is important for cyclo-cross?
19) What size wheels are typically used in cyclo-cross?
20) What is the maximum number of participants allowed in a cyclo-cross race?
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