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CYCLING

Cycling is open to amputees, "les autres" (athletes whose impairment does
not fall under one of the other categories), athletes with cerebral palsy and
visually impaired athletes, competing in individual road race and track
events.

Athletes with physical impairments either compete on bicycles (road and
track), handcycles or tricycles (road only).

B1-2 classes: Visually impaired athletes compete on tandem bikes with
a sighted guide.

Handcycle sport classes H1-5: Cyclists in H1-4 compete in a
reclined position. H1 athletes have no trunk or leg function and limited arm
function while H3 athletes have no leg function but good trunk and arm
function. H5 athletes sit on their knees and use their arms and trunk.

Tricycle T1-2: Races for athletes who are unable to ride a bicycle
because of a condition affecting their balance and co-ordination. Athletes in
the T1 class have more serious co-ordination problems then T2 athletes.

Bicycle C1-5: Cyclists may have a condition like cerebral palsy or have
a leg or arm amputation. C1 athletes have the most severe limitation while
C5 athletes meet the minimum impairment criteria. For example, an athlete
with a double leg amputation would compete in the C3 class, while an
athlete with a single leg amputation would compete a class higher in C4