Cycling was first developed by visually impaired cyclists who competed using tandem bicycles, and it was introduced as a Paralympic Sport in Seoul in 1988.
Today, in addition to visually impaired athletes, the sport includes those with cerebral palsy, amputations and other physical impairments. Athletes race on bicycles, tricycles, tandem or hand cycles based on their impairment.
The competition programme includes sprints, individual pursuits, the 1,000m time trial, road races and road time trials for both individuals and teams.
At the London 2012 Games, 225 athletes competed in 18 medal events on the track and 225 athletes competed in 32 medal events on the road.
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|Address||International Cycling Union (UCI) Ch. de la Mêlée 12 1860 Aigle Switzerland|
|Phone||+41 24 468 58 11|
|Main Contact||Christophe Cheseaux|
|IPC Sports Council Representative||Christophe Cheseaux|