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Velodrome - Wikipedia


A velodrome is an arena for track cycling. Modern velodromes feature steeply banked oval ... Banking in the turns, called superelevation, allows riders to keep their bikes relatively perpendicular t...

Olympic Velodrome Is Known as 'the Pringle' - The New York Times


Aug 1, 2012 ... Track racing begins Thursday at the Olympic Velodrome, known as the ... The arena doors do not open wide and they close quickly, so as to ...

Track Cycling: Each Velodrome Unique | MomsTeam


Feb 14, 2010 ... A cycling track is called a velodrome. All are ... Races are generally a standard length; so on short tracks riders do more laps than long tracks.

Track cycling events, explained | CyclingTips


Nov 4, 2016 ... Also known as the “match sprint,” the sprint is a one-vs-one format with ... complete the race so each rider can hold nothing back on their turn.

Technical information about track racing


The oval tracks used for bicycle track racing are called velodromes. ... Bicycle track races are always run in a counter-clockwise direction, so all four of the turns  ...

Track 101 - National Sports Center Cycling Velodrome


Velodrome racing has been called “NASCAR on Two Wheels”. Blazing speed, gravity-defying turns and spectacular crashes make Velodrome racing one of the  ...

A bluffer's guide to ... Track Cycling - The Irish Times


Aug 11, 2016 ... Secret to the velodrome sprint? Moving ... What's the story with the race for people called Ciaran or Kieran and who gets to ride the motorbike?

Track cycling events at the Olympics: a brief guide | William ...


Mar 15, 2011 ... Cycling - National Track Cycling Championships - Day Three - National Velodrome ... are gradually paced to near-finish speed behind a small pedal- assisted motorbike known as a Derny. .... Or is it so the men feel special?

General Info - Manukau Velodrome


Although sometimes called the pole line the racing surface actually extends ( 20cm) ... and that power transfer is as efficient as possible, so riders use shoes with ...

BBC SPORT | Other sport... | Cycling | Track cycling sprint events


So despite being called a sprint it is not simply about getting from A to B in the ... This is a thrilling three-man time trial held over three laps of the velodrome.

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The Aftermatter: The Physics Of Cycling: Why Does A Velodrome's ...


May 13, 2012 ... We have all experienced a so called "Centrifugal" force. This is the force that, when you are going around a corner in a car or spinning on a ...

Olympic Track Cycling and the Velodrome Explained ...


Jun 14, 2016 ... Track cycling is contested in a purpose built stadium known as a 'velodrome'. .... Flying lap: So called because riders get a flying start.

An overview of track racing - Cyclingnews.com


Velodromes can range from less than 200 metres (with very steep banking) to over 450 ... Offices are usually underground, but the Atlanta track was temporary so no no ... Track bikes use one-piece tyre and tube assemblies called 'tubulars' or ...