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The science behind wheeled sports
The science behind wheeled sports

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1.5 Summary

In this section we introduced different types of cycling events and briefly described the history of the sport. We also outlined the similarities between cycling and wheelchair racing. The following sections explain scientific concepts that help us understand the role of science and technology in these sports.

We also introduced the study skill of effectively searching the internet. Although most people search the internet regularly for a variety of purposes, there are specific guidelines that can help you do this more effectively and save you time and effort. You will practise this skill in several activities later in this course.

The next section introduces aerodynamic flow and examines how this phenomenon affects athletes' performance in cycling.