Countdown to the Games
19-24 June 2022


Know your facts:

  • Unified Sports? Yes
  • Estimated number of athletes participating: 139 athletes + 10 Unified partners

In cycling, the goal is to ride different distances as fast as possible on a bicycle. There are two types of competitions in Special Olympics: time trial and road race.

Special Olympics feature:

Our rules differ slightly from those of the Union Cycliste International. For example, there is the maximum effort rule that is used in the time trial. Also, for safety reasons, it is forbidden for athletes to take the hands off the handlebars.


We have 15 disciplines at National Games:

Category 1: Short distance

  • 500m time trial
  • 1,000m time trial
  • 2,000m time trial

Category 2: Middle distance

  • 1,000m time trial
  • 2,000m time trial
  • 5,000m time trial
  • 5,000m road race

Category 3: Long distance

  • 5,000m time trial
  • 5,000m road race
  • 10,000m time trial
  • 10,000m road race
  • 15,000m road race
  • 25,000m road race
  • 40,000m road race
  • 10,000m Unified road race


Find all information about timings in the competition schedule.



There is no ticket required for our cycling competitions.

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City Cluster

Cycling takes place at Straße des 17. Juni in the City Cluster.