Mountain Bike

Ciclismo de montaña
Ciclismo de montaña

Mountain Bike

Circuito Morro Solar
MORRO SOLAR - CHORRILLOS
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The circuit is a natural area, mainly in mountains, with uphill, downhill and flat sections. It is performed at full speed through different obstacles such as rocks, logs, narrow passes, in an impressive demonstration of strength and precision. 20 men and 14 women will participate in the Pan American Games. Riders’ start positions will be based on the current Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) ranking. Riders must complete a specific number of laps. The first rider to cross the finish line wins. In Lima 2019, this sport will be held at the Morro Solar, Chorrillos, in front of the Costa Verde.

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Rock garden: Section of trail covered by rocks of different sizes.
Double track: An overgrown road that has two parallel trails.
Hardtail: A mountain bike that only has front suspension.
Single track: A narrow trail.

History

The first mountain bike competitions were held in California in the early 80s. Since then, the disciplines has grown very quickly around the world. The first Mountain Bike World Championships to be officially recognized by the International Cycling Union (UCI) dates back to 1990 and was held in Colorado. This is a special event where cyclists compete at full speed on steep slopes with strength and precision. It was included in the Pan American Games sports program since Mar del Plata 1995 and in the Olympic Games since Atlanta 1996.

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