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n. pl. cri·te·ri·ums
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.
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(Cycle Racing) a bicycle road race, consisting of numerous laps of a short closed circuit
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