Cycling at the 2008 Summer ParalympicsIf, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically. Archery • Athletics • Boccia • Cycling • Equestrian • Football 5-a-side . The classification system allows cyclists to compete against others with a similar level of function. Cycling classes are: For each of the events below, medals are contested for one or more of the above classifications.
After each classification is given the dates that the event will be contested. There will be 188 athletes (140 males, 48 females) taking part in this sport. This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their cyclists (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals.
Track cycling is being held in Laoshan Velodrome from September 7 to September 10, and road cycling will take place at the Changping Triathlon Venue from September 12 to September 14. Cyclists are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. Cycling at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consists of 44 events in two main disciplines, track cycling and road cycling.