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

Examples of road racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were also a downtown festival, a big road race and religious services that were still crowded. Amanda Watts, CNN, "Doctor in small Georgia city says coronavirus spread through community before hospital staff found out what it was," 21 May 2020 The iconic French road race is typically held each year, with millions of fans lining the streets to cheer on competitors. Ben Morse And Amanda Davies, CNN, "Star cyclist Fabian Cancellara creates trophy room ... in his sauna," 12 May 2020 The road race takes place during peak fall, my favorite time of year. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "Training for a race during a pandemic takes a new mindset," 8 May 2020 Some 5,000 road races, roughly 775 cycling events and more than 250 multisport events (triathlons and duathlons) will not happen this spring. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, "What Will Endurance Races Look Like When They Come Back?," 21 Apr. 2020 RunnerSpace, which has a partnership with USA Track & Field and other large track-specific organizations, webcasts meets and road races and posts video interviews of athletes. oregonlive, "Thanks to the 2020 outdoor track season might not be over after all," 21 Apr. 2020 Typically, the entire family would get up before the sun, gather our gear, be it for a road race, track meet, swim meet, bike ride, or beach expedition, and make a quick breakfast to take on the road. Danika Worthington, The Know, "5 dirtbag camping recipes inspired by Colorado," 9 Oct. 2019 Share this - Nancy Ing 22h ago / 5:33 AM PDT Tour de France cycling race delayed due to pandemic Cycling's premier road race, the Tour de France, will be postponed until later in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. NBC News, "A desperate scramble as COVID-19 families vie for plasma therapy," 16 Apr. 2020 Arguably his greatest achievement was victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia — a 1,000-mile road race through Italy — by nearly half an hour over Juan Manuel Fangio, the Argentine great who was Mr. Moss’s idol, teammate, and rival. Steve Douglas,, "Motor racing great Stirling Moss dies aged 90," 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of road racing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of road racing was in 1828

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2 Jun 2020

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“Road racing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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