Indoor cycling

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Indoor cycling world championship 2014, Brno

Indoor cycling (also briefly Saalsport ) comprises the disciplines artistic cycling , including the four-and six-unicycling and cycle ball and bicycle polo .

The other branches of unicycling such as B. unicycle races, unicycle artistry, unicycle hockey or unicycle basketball are carried out in a hall or outdoors and are not counted as indoor cycling.

For many decades, a hall with a competition area of ​​11 × 14 meters was sufficient for competitions in artificial cycling, two-person cycling and cycling polo. The history of cycling clubs is therefore closely linked to the construction of a club's own cycling hall, which was mostly built in-house. These training and competition facilities, which also served to maintain club life, were built early on. B. in Appenheim (1931) or Konstanz (1932/1933), but then especially in the two decades after the Second World War , z. B. Ludwigsau -Tann (1948/1949), Weil im Schönbuch (1951/1952), Gau-Algesheim (1959/1960) or Mainz-Hechtsheim (1963/1964).

Today the competitions in artificial cycling , for which two competition areas or one training and one competition area often have to be available, are held in larger municipal sports halls. Five-a-side wheel ball, which has largely replaced the six-man lawn wheel ball, is played on an area the size of the indoor handball field.

The indoor cycling world championships are organized annually by the UCI . The disciplines of cycling, 1-man (men and women), 2-man (men and women) and 4-man artificial cycling (women) will be held. Cycling polo is not part of the UCI Indoor Cycling World Championship.

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