• BBicycle C1–5:
    Athletes who are able to use a standard bicycle compete in the five C1-5 sport classes. The sport class profiles include amputations, impaired muscle power or range of motion and impairments affecting coordination. C1 is allocated to athletes with the most severe activity limitation, while C5 is allocated to athletes who meet the minimum disability criteria.
  • Tandem TB:
    Cyclists with a visual impairment race on a tandem bike with a sighted cyclist in the front. Cyclists with visual impairment either have a low visual acuity or a visual field restricted to a diameter of 40 degrees.



Para cycling track will be practiced in a velodrome on an oval track. Para cyclists compete in an individual pursuit and time trial events of 200 meters to 4 kilometers. In time trial, Para cyclists race alone and from a specific departure point. In individual pursuit, two teams start at opposite ends of the track.


Para cycling got its start with athletes with visual impairment competing on tandem bikes. Currently, this sport also features Para athletes with physical impairment, cerebral palsy and amputations competing on bikes. This Para sport made its debut at the Mar del Plata 2003 Parapan American Games.