The enthusiasm for Road cycling competitions began at the end of the XIX century and has not stopped growing since. Some big races attract around tens of million spectators and are watched by TV viewers all over the world. The first race officially recorded dates back to 31 May 1868, in Paris. The first city to city race took place on 7 November 1869: Paris-Rouen. The organisers’ intention was to promote cycling and to demonstrate that the bicycle enabled considerable distances to be covered. Road cycling has been part of the Olympic Games programme since its first edition in 1896.