road racing


Definition of road racing

: racing over public roads especially : automobile racing over roads or over a closed course designed to simulate public roads

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road race noun

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The Olympic silver medalist was also fourth in the road race and sixth in the criterium. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Memo to Tokyo Olympics: Purdue Boilermakers are on their way," 9 July 2019 During the day, from 8:30 a.m. (when the 5K and 10K road races kick off) until 6 p.m., the festival takes over Chelsea Parade Park — the site of the original fest. Chip Mccabe,, "The Rose Arts Festival: Music all day, music all night, and so much in between. All of it free.," 24 June 2019 Still, Taylor won his first major race in 1895 at the age of 16, a 75-mile road race from Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis to Matthews in Grant County. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Indy's first 'sports history bar crawl' coming Downtown," 18 June 2019 Martin was one of three people killed when two bombs detonated near the finish line of the iconic road race. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "The sister of the youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim performs a heartbreaking tribute," 15 June 2019 From Roskilde to Nyborg Most stages of the Tour, however, are long road races, alternating flat lands, hill and mountain climbs, usually covering up to 156 miles (250 kilometers) and lasting up to six hours. New York Times, "The Tour de France to Start in Denmark in 2021," 13 June 2019 Events continue throughout the day on Saturday, June 22, including road races, a pancake breakfast, a parade, outdoor games, a pet show, an art show, a cake decorating contest, and a barbecue at the fire station., "Touchable art and old home day," 13 June 2019 The annual Gaspee Days celebration began Saturday with a road race and a parade marking the 247th anniversary of the burning of a British ship – a daring act of rebellion that happened more than a year before the Boston Tea Party. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 If the bid passes successfully through UCI, the Inner Harbor’s ProSeries cycling event will be the United States’ first 1.HC-classified road race in eight years. Brittany Brown,, "Baltimore courting professional cycling race for Inner Harbor," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of road racing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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