ARTISTIC CYCLING/CYCLE BALL

At the Indoor Cycling World Championships, the dynamism of cycle ball stands in stark contrast to the aesthetical beauty of artistic cycling – two disciplines that guarantee sporting excellence and many exciting competitions. Opposites attract each other and produce a quite special world championships mixture. And the spectators really get their money’s worth – something that was confirmed back in 2010.

On the one hand, the elegance with unique figures on two wheels and, on the other, cycle-ball matches full of guile and pulsating goalmouth action.

THE COMPETITIONS IN ARTISTIC CYCLING

  • Single women, about 30 competitors in the preliminary round, the top four qualify for the final round; each performance lasts 5 minute with up to 30 figures
  • Single men, about 30 competitors in the preliminary round, the top four qualify for the final round; each performance lasts 5 minute with up to 30 figures
  • Pairs women, about 20 pairs in the preliminary round, the top four go on to the final round, up to 25 figures in 5 minutes on one and two bicycles
  • Pairs open class, about 10 pairs in the preliminary round, the top four go on to the final round, up to 25 figures in 5 minutes on one and two bicycles
  • 4 ACT, about 10 4-women teams in the preliminary round, the top four teams qualify for the final round, each performance lasts 5 minutes with up to 25 figures  


THE CYCLE-BALL TOURNAMENT – AN OVERVIEW

The cycle-ball tournament is played in two groups. 

In the A group, the top six teams play for the world championship title. 

In the B group, the other nations play-off against each other to gain promotion to the A group and therefore the chance to compete in the future for the world championship title. 

Matches last 2 x 7 minutes. Half-time lasts a maximum of 2 minutes. 

Cycle-ball is played with a ball with a diameter of 17 to 18 cm and weighing 500 to 600 g. It is generally filled with horsehair. The world championship playing area measures 14 x 11 meters. It is surrounded by 30 cm high boards that are inclined. In front of the 2 x 2 m goals is the semi-circular goal area which has a radius of 2 m.