Carrera de cintas

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The carrera de cintas, or belt race, is a traditional sport often played during the patronal festival in Spain and Latin America. In the carrera de cintas, short belts with loops on one end are hung from a wire suspended between two posts. Contestants, who may be on either horses or bicycles, ride towards the wire and attempt to capture a belt by putting a peg through the loop. Traditionally, the belts are given to a group of women who then award prizes.[1] Its origins can be traced back to medieval tournaments on horseback.[2]


  1. ^ "Carreras de cintas, una tradición que nunca muere en Honduras". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  2. ^ "Carrera de Cintas a Caballo (Ribbon Race on Horseback). Fuente de Piedra. September. Unique Festival". 2022-03-06. Retrieved 2022-06-03.

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