Olympic Road Cycling Test Event in Rio Deemed a Success

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One year before the 2016 Olympic Games hit Rio de Janeiro, the city hosts a series of test events to evaluate facilities, locations and to test-run the organization of the biggest sporting event in the world. This weekend, cyclists raced the roads from Copacabana to Recreio and the event was deemed a success by athletes and organizers alike.

The circuit for the 164.9km road cycling race took athletes along some of Rio's most scenic spots starting at the Copacabana Fort, continuing along the beach until

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