Jeux olympiques : la course à la médaille d'or s'annonce corsée à Rio -  Les Jeux olympiques apparaissent comme le Graal de tout sportif. Et pourtant, en cyclisme, cette course disputée tous les quatre ans ne fait pas l’unanimité. Selon son parcours, le plateau présent, l’épreuve olympique n’a pas la même importance au fil des années. Cet été, à Rio de Janeiro, vu le tr

Jeux olympiques : la course à la médaille d'or s'annonce corsée à Rio - Les Jeux olympiques apparaissent comme le Graal de tout sportif. Et pourtant, en cyclisme, cette course disputée tous les quatre ans ne fait pas l’unanimité. Selon son parcours, le plateau présent, l’épreuve olympique n’a pas la même importance au fil des années. Cet été, à Rio de Janeiro, vu le tr

Canada's Catharine Pendrel races to bronze in the women's cross-country mountain bike at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Sean Kilpatrick)

A rider from Poland is seen in action during a Mountain Bike training session at Hadleigh Farm.

A sport for fans of adventure and adrenaline, mountain bike challenges competitors with steep climbs, fast descents and natural obstacles. Twenty years after its Olympic debut at Atlanta there are individual events for men and women in Rio.

Paola Pezzo xco Gold Medal  at Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 riding a Gary Fisher #mtb

Paola Pezzo xco Gold Medal at Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 riding a Gary Fisher

Julie Bresset of France during the Women's Cross-country Mountain Bike race

Julie Bresset of France during the Women's Cross-country Mountain Bike race

Specialized, Canyon, Scott and Merida produce custom-painted bikes for Rio 2016

Het laatste kunstje van ontketende tijdritkeizer Cancellara: olympisch GOUD - HLN.be

Het laatste kunstje van ontketende tijdritkeizer Cancellara: olympisch GOUD - HLN.be

Georgia Gould of the United States during the women's Cross-country Mountain Bike race

Georgia Gould of the United States during the women's Cross-country Mountain Bike race on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hadleigh Farm.

Hadleigh Farm Mountain Bike International

Summer Game/Sport" London 2012 Olympic Games - The Mountain Bike course completed at Hadleigh Farm

Get your Games on: 10 of the best holidays based on Olympic sports | Travel | The Guardian

10 of the best holidays based on Olympic sports

If the Games are inspiring you, take a look at these holidays with the focus on Olympic sports such as sailing, archery, kayaking swimming and cycling in beautiful spots around the world – from Thailand to the Dolomites

Canada wins gold, silver in cross-country mountain bike at Pan Am Games

Canada wins gold, silver in cross-country mountain bike at Pan Am Games

Eva Lechner of Italy

Olympics Day 15 - Cycling - Mountain Bike

Eva Lechner of Italy during the Women's Cross-country Mountain Bike race on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at at Hadleigh Farm on August 2012 in Hadleigh, Essex.

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Luis Brethauer of Germany competes during the men's BMX Cycling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track.

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