What Is A One Day Race?
Published on March 7th 2014
What is a one-day bike race? How do the tactics differ from a stage race? Watch on to find out! Follow GCN on YouTube: http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs There are a large number of one day races on the professional cycling calendar, including the five so-called "monuments", Liege - Bastogne - Liege, the Tour of Flanders, Paris - Roubiax, Milan Sanremo and the Tour of Lombardy are all around 260km - longer than the average 200km one day race length. In the past one day races have been even longer than that, with the Bordeaux - Paris race being 560km! Nowadays the UCI limit the length of races to protect riders' health. Many ofthe major one day races come around April and are known as the Spring Classics, frequently featuring cobbles. There are also Autumn one day races, including the World Championships, typically in September. Even without time bonuses teams still work in a similar way to stage races, protecting their leader for as long as possible and putting them into the best position possible. Music: AC Revery - Emerging from the mist of time: http://gcn.eu/1nmKWao Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below! Music - licensed by Cue Songs