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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...

Why is a velodrome so called? – Kgb Answers


Aug 6, 2012 ... Velodrome comes from the French velo (cycle) and the Greek dromos (race or course). The term velodrome was first used in 1895.

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.

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.

Tracks and Velodromes, then and now. - m-bike.org


Even before the first half of the last century there was a Velodrome in Detroit. It was ... We used very low gears so as to look like we were going fast and still be able to negotiate the turns at ... The surface was what we called beaverboard.

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.

How the velodrome found its form | plus.maths.org


Jul 22, 2011 ... So just a couple of rows back from the front seat we've got back to .... roof of the Velodrome would hold up in all these different situations, called ...

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 ...

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 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?

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


Aug 2, 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 ...

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 ...

Track Events Explained | CyclingTips


Tactics are the key to this race, and many people wonder why it is so slow for the first ... A three man time trial held over three laps of the velodrome, with teams ... in New York where the event was first held (also called “Americaine” in French.