Definition of audax in English:


Line breaks: audax
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdaks

noun (plural audaxes)

A type of long-distance road cycling event in which participants must navigate a route within a specified period of time: the Essex Lanes 106 km audax
More example sentences
  • Doing the 108 km audax ride at Mildenhall tomorrow morning.
  • On this audax, I neither got a puncture nor was hit by another rider.
  • I've been meaning to do an audax for a while - the basic idea is, you do a fairly long ride within a specific time.


via French from Italian (apparently originally with reference to a ride from Rome to Naples first held in 1897), from Latin audax, audac- 'bold, daring' (see audacious).

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