Match the characteristics of each type of racing

1) ROAD RACING

2) MOUNTAIN BIKE

3) CYCLOCROSS

4) ROAD RACING - CRITERIUM

5) ROAD RACING - TIME TRIAL

a. A mass start event set up on a closed course typically a mile or less

b. Obstacles such as barriers, stairs, unrideably steep hills, or logs force the rider to get off and remount their bike multiple times a lap. 

c. This race can be done either individually or as a team in a race against the clock.

d. These races allow drafting and tend to be quite fast. 

e. This race is kind of like a steeplechase, but on a bike, with courses that can consist of grass, dirt, mud, pavement, short, steep hills, off-camber sections and a few obstacles.

f. These races are created based on distance instead of time and typically range from 30-60 miles in length.

g. These races begin with a staggered mass start where everyone in a specific category starts together.

h. This race does not allow for drafting and everyone starts on their own in 30 seconds to one minute intervals. 

i. Racers compete for 30-60 minutes by racing multiple laps around a short course (typically 1.5-2 miles). 

j. Drafting is allowed and team tactics will definitely come into play

k. One type of this race, short track cross-country is an endurance-oriented event that features off-road racing on a short circuit.

l. Racers do repeated laps of the course for a pre-determined amount of time - usually 30 to 90 minutes. 

m. These off-track races typically only lasts 20 minutes as competitors start and finish fast.

Answers:

1) RR - f, g, j

2) MTB - g, k, m

3) CX - b, e, g, i l

4) Crit - a, d, g, j, l

5) TT - c, h

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