Professional road racing is gaining in popularity. Traditionally the most dedicated and competitive countries were in central and western Europe where the sport consisted of France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Luxemburg. However, with the last decade bringing huge popularity to the sport, it is now gaining ground in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Norway, Ireland, South Africa, Venezuela and Colombia.
Road racing teams work together to help the best rider cross the finish line first. Each member of a team has their place, and before each race the entire team discusses which member will have the best chance of winning a particular race. The choice is made by considering a number of factors. Each racer has particular specialties that they excel in; some racers are better climbers while some make faster sprinters. According to the terrain of the race, an educated decision will be made regarding which rider to elect to cross the finish line first. The other teammate’s primary goal is to help the chosen rider to cross the finish line first. The size of a team can number up to a dozen in professional racing. [Read more…] about Pro Cycling