There are some facts that indicate the bicycle appeared since the early Egyptian civilizations, but the origin in modern times was found in Germany in 1817.
There are more than 800 millions of cycling bicycles around the world and the very first bicycle was named "running machine" and "fun horse".
The bicycle was considered a perfect instrument to exercise and also as a competition device. The first race took place in 1870 in Italy in a 33km trip and the winner was Rynner Van Neste.
England hosted the first World Championship (Aylestone Roads) in 1883; the French Frederic from Civry won the championship.
At the end of the XIX century, the first publications of Cycling as a sport were published, and during the early XX century the big races started to be held as the Tour de France (race that took 19 days and was composed by 6 stages and with a total trip of 2.428 km), the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta Ciclista a Espaņa and The Olimpic games.
Cycling became a very popular sport around the world with thousands of fans and since there are many people that practices the sport.
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