Cycling(Road Race)

Cycling(Road Race)

Sport Overview

Road bicycle racing is a cycling sport that takes place on public roads.

A big group of riders start simultaneously, and the first to finish is the winner.

In the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai, riders will go around a specially-prepared 16.2 km long course.


(General Category)
GenderEventAge Categories
MenRoad30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+,80+,85+,90+,95+
WomenRoad30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+,80+,85+
(Para Cycling Division)
GenderEventAge Categories
Men,WomenRoadB, C1 - 5, T1 - 2, H1 - 5
* There will be no age categories for para cycling divisions.
Para cycling classes:
Impairment/medical conditionsBike used
B- Visually ImpairedTandem bike for 2 riders
C- Impairment to limbs such as amputations, physical impairment, paralysis, etc.
- Classes C1 to C5 indicate the degree of impairment (*)
Standard two-wheeled bike
T- Paralysis or severe limb impairments
- Classes T1 and T2 indicate the degree of impairment (*)
Tricycle (three-wheeled cycle)
H- Lower limb impairment such as paraplegics
- Classes H1 to H5 indicate the degree of impairment. (*)
(*) The lower the number, the more severe the impairment
(Race Division and Category)
DivisionRace DistanceCategory
12 laps (32.4km)- M11,M12,M13,M14
- W7, W8,W9,W10,W11,W12
- Para
23laps(48.6km)- M8, M9,M10
- W3, W4, W5,W6
34laps(64.8km)- M5,M6,M7
- W1,W2
Category and distance are subject to change depending on entry status.


Participants must be registered with a UCI member federation as at 2021 as follows:
【Domestic Participants】Must hold a UCI ID and/or a JCF license with a registration number.
【Overseas Athlete】 Must hold a UCI ID number.
*No temporary license will be issued.
2.Exclusion of eligibility
Athletes who fall under any of the following cannot participate.
(1)Athletes who have participated in the World Championships, Continental Championships (eg: Asian Championship), Olympics (2020 Tokyo Olympics), Regional Games (eg: Asian Games), and World Cup track races (excluding races only for masters) in 2020 and 2021.
(2) In addition, athletes who have participated in a competition listed on the UCI International Calendar in 2020 or 2021(any races that earn UCI points such as professional tour races. Not including Gran Fondo or masters competitions which do not award UCI points).
(3) Athletes who are members of a team registered with UCI in 2020 or 2021.
(4)Athletes who are suspended or punished by either UCI or the National Federation affiliated with UCI.
* Exclusion rules above do not apply to athletes in para sport divisions except for paragraph 2.4.

3.Necessary procedures
Declare whether or not you have participated in any road races within 2 years (2019 – 2020).
* As this will be an international event, there will be many athletes racing at the same time on the road. To ensure the safety of all athletes, we recommend that you gain some experience racing in groups and take part in a road race before the Games.
4.Japanese nationals with impairments who wish to participate must register with the Japan Paracycling Federation before applying for participation. They must also have a designated Sport Class Status.
5.Overseas nationals with impairments who wish to participate are required to hold the following licenses prior to application and attach copies of licenses in PDF when applying for participation:
・Cycling National License issued by your country’s National Federation.
・Cycling International License required for participating in an international competition (and a designated Sport Class Status)

[Age Requirement]
Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1991)
* Athletes must compete in the age category to which they belong as of 31 December 2021.
(Example: If you are 39 years old during the tournament and you are 40 years old by 31 December 2021, you will compete in the age category 40-44 years old.)

Individuals Men:M1 (30-34), M2 (35-39), M3 (40-44), M4 (45-49), M5 (50-54),M6 (55-59), M7 (60-64), M8 (65-69), M9 (70-74), M10 (75-79),M11 (80-84), M12 (85-89), M13 (90-94), M14 (95+)

Individuals Women: W1 (30-34), W2 (35-39), W3 (40-44), W4 (45-49), W5 (50-54),W6 (55-59), W7 (60-64), W8 (65-69), W9 (70-74), W10 (75-79), W11 (80-84), W12 (85+)

Sport News

[July 14.2020]Updated '8 Event' etc of Sports Information Guide.
[Feb.27th,2020]Temporarily suspend recruitment for the Para Divisions. Please wait until recruitment resumes.

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2021 Venues
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Cycling Track                          
Kurayoshi Cycling Track
Road Race                                
Kurayoshi-Hokuei Road Race Course(Start area: In front of Takashiro Elementary School)
Mountain Bike                            
Yubune MTB Land
Cyclepia Kishiwada BMX Course

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kurayoshi-Hokuei Road Race Course(Start area: In front of Takashiro Elementary School)

Location 722 Kamifukuda, Kurayoshi City, Tottori
Games Accreditation Temporary venue for the application for Accreditation:JR Kurayoshi Station 1-Fl Convention Hall Ekiparu Kurayoshi(5/18–23) Sports Check-in
Access ・35 minutes by Shuttle bus from Kurayoshi Sta.
・45 minutes by car from the YonagoExpressway’s YubaraExit
・80 minutes by car from the Chugoku Expressway’s InnoshoExit
・20 minutes by car from the Sanin Expressway’s Hawai NagaseExit
Official Homepage

Sport Check-in

【Date & Time】
 Saturday, 22nd May 12:00 – 17:00
 * Check-in details to be notified separately.
 Kurayoshi City Takashiro Elementary School
 The race number and timing chip will be distributed

Nearest Village

Masters Village Tottori

Location Higashihonjicho, Tottori city, Tottori
Access ・From JR Tottori Station, exit out of the ticket gate, proceed to the right side. FumonSquare is
located in front of the North Gate.
Official Homepage

JR Kurayoshi Station 1-F Convention Hall Ekiparu Kurayoshi

Location Agei 195,Kurayoshi city,Tottori pref
Official Homepage

Sports Equipment Rental

None (Competition equipment will not be rented.)
* However, if some parts of the equipment (wheel, saddle, handle, etc.) fail to function and become unusable, they may be rented depending on the type of equipment.




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