In 2007, cycling for riders with a disability was fully integrated into the disciplines governed by the International Cycling Union. Cycling races for handicapped riders are now listed on its calendar, governed by its regulations and verified by its commissaires.
Two disciplines are open to this category of riders at present:
The competitions comprise four groups of impairments (blind and partially sighted riders, riders with cerebral palsy, locomotion impairments and hand cycle riders) and a total of 14 functional categories for men and women in all the age categories defined by the UCI. Riders are placed in the appropriate category after a classification assessment.
Para Cycle Integration