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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The Hawaii Cycling Club runs its own weekly Kailua-Kona ride, but is also a hub for information about the island’s annual road races, with annual or daily membership options ( James Sturz, WSJ, "Hawaii’s Big Island By Bike: A Heart-Racing, Spectacularly Scenic Trip," 12 Feb. 2019 Modeling the workout below is Teresa Hui, a native New Yorker who has run over 150 road races. Amy Marturana, SELF, "A Total-Body Resistance Band Workout You Can Do Anywhere," 28 Sep. 2018 Until Friday, no cyclist had won both the road race and the individual time trial at the same Asian Games. John Pye, Fox News, "Too bad for India as Iran wins Asian Games kabaddi gold," 24 Aug. 2018 Woodstock has announced road closures and a traffic control plan for July 4, Independence Day, with its annual offerings of a road race, parade, festival and fireworks display. David Ibata, ajc, "Woodstock unveils traffic plan for July 4 festivities," 18 June 2018 In January 1915 the world’s fastest race-car drivers came to San Diego to compete in the 305-mile San Diego Exposition road race on Point Loma., "The Great Exposition Road Race," 10 Jan. 2018 Van Avermaet, the 2016 Olympic road race champion who is support rider for BMC leader Richie Porte, took the yellow jersey when his team won Monday’s team time trial. Joseph Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Gaviria beats Sagan again to claim 2nd Tour win on Stage 4," 10 July 2018 Van Avermaet, the 2016 Olympic road race champion who is a support rider for BMC leader Richie Porte, took the overall lead when his team won Monday’s team time trial. Joseph Wilson,, "Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 4 of Tour de France," 10 July 2018 The inaugural Chrono Kristin Armstrong, a 13.3-mile road race, will stretch from West Ada County into Canyon County and end at Firebird Raceway on Friday. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "A brand-new event, and one of Boise's annual traditions. A big cycling weekend is on tap.," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of road racing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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