a competitive event of racing in automobiles, motorcycles, or bicycles over public roads or a twisting course simulating a public road, as opposed to a closed, banked track or a drag strip.
Origin of road racing
First recorded in 1900–05
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The former French road-racing star Laurent Jalabert conceded that, if Armstrong's titles are stripped, there must be a reason.In France, Decision Against Reviled Lance Armstrong New Doping Stain on Troubled Tour|Tracy McNicoll|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST