Venue: Couva, Trinidad
Ages: Men and Women: 17 and 18 years of age (athletes born in 2005 and 2006)
Entries: The two athletes will be permitted to enter both the Road Race and the Time Trial
Distance: Road race: 65km (men), 55km (women). Time Trial 15km (men) 10km (women)
Medal Events: 4 events
Cycling Road Race
Ordinary roads become the setting for a test of endurance in the Cycling - Road Race event, which will take place around the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Couva, Trinidad.
This is an event that takes the Youth Games to the very heart of the community, and the route will be lined by hordes of expectant spectators, with no tickets required to watch the races. The rules of the cycling road race are simple – all riders begin together on the start-line, and the first one to finish secures the gold.
The event pits cyclists directly against each other and is one of the most demanding physical endeavours at the Games, requiring competitors to dig deep within themselves just to get through the race. Prepare for no shortage of exciting attacking moves as these incredible athletes strain every sinew to press ahead of their rivals.
Cycling - Time Trial
This energy-sapping event pits riders against each other in a race that they cycle alone, and takes place around the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Couva, Trinidad.
With breakneck speed valued above everything else, prepare to be amazed by this fast-paced spectacle. It is a race between cyclists who compete only against themselves – and the clock - to record the best possible time over a set distance.
Each rider sets off at regular intervals, enabling them to focus only on achieving the fastest time possible without the benefit of a slipstream. Each rider is timed individually, with the fastest rider securing the all-important place on the top step of the podium.