A Basic Guide to Cycling

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Gareth Stevens Pub, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 151 pages
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There's nothing more exciting and engaging than the Olympic Games. Athletes from across the globe unite to participate in the most exciting and vigorous competitions of their lives. These athletes didn't get to the Olympics by accident -- it takes years of dedication, sweat, and training to become an Olympic athlete. But you don't have to be training for the Olympics to enjoy sports. Whether you like cycling, playing softball, wrestling, or riding horses, the Olympic Guides will give you numerous tips on equipment, training, and improving your skills. Complete with up-to-date results from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, these official U.S. Olympic Committee publications take a fascinating look at how to play sports, the history of sports, and everything in between.A Basic Guide to Cycling offers savvy tips for safety and enjoyment. This book provides practical suggestions for buying a bicycle, caring for your bike, and getting and keeping fit. In simple, nontechnical language, A Basic Guide to Cycling explains the three disciplines of Olympic cycling -- road racing, track racing, and mountain bike racing.

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Contents

Cycling in the Olympic Games
1
Meet the U S Cycling Teams
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A Brief History of Cycling
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