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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bicycle race conducted on a short course over roads that have been closed to traffic, usually consisting of multiple laps of a winding loop.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as criterion.

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  • noun cycling A mass-start road-cycle race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit, the length of each lap or circuit ranging from about 1 km to 2 km (1/2 mile to just over 1 mile).
  • noun Alternative form of criterion.

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Examples

  • · The versatility of the machine is a further important criterium, that is, the possibility of providing a variety of moulds (even special ones made to order) which are easy to change in a short time (say less than one hour), the possibility of adjusting output rates to the local conditions, the possibility of switching from automatic control to manual operation in case of power failure, etc.

    Chapter 5

  • The criterium is a new addition this year to the open championships schedule.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • A criterium is a bicycle race on a confined course, often closed off city streets, that takes place in a preset time frame, such as a 30 minutes, 45 minutes, hour, etc.

    statesmanjournal.com - Top Stories

  • Participants competed in two races: a road course and a criterium, which is a lap race.

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  • For Pell the criterium is the start of another hectic weekend of racing, on the streets or the track.

    The Advertiser

  • The criterium was the final event of the 13th annual French Broad Cycling Classic, which started Friday with The Cane Creek Time Trial and continued Saturday with the Liberty Bicycles

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • The criterium was the final event of the 13th annual French Broad Cycling Classic, which started Friday with The Cane Creek Time Trial and continued Saturday with the Liberty Bicycles

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • On Tuesday, I rode in a criterium, which is a short race that lasts about an hour, but the pain was too strong and the foot swelled up so at the moment it’s unthinkable that I can take part in a high level race like San Sebastián,” Chavanel said.

    Barredo back for Clásica defense; Chavanel sidelined

  • The race would be a "criterium," meaning a bicycle race of multiple loops around a course on public roads closed to other traffic.

    Adirondack Daily Enterprise

  • Okay, just go back a little bit…You had a criterium in Stiphout on Tuesday evening?

    Complete transcript: Paul Kimmage’s interview of Floyd Landis

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  • A bike race held on a short course.

    September 7, 2008