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An introduction to - TRACK CYCLING
Welcome to the Velodrome
To many cyclists, track racing is still considered the purest form of cycling and has certainly been around for as long as road cycling. With the steep banked walls of the modern velodrome offering excellent close-ups of the action, it is a fantastic spectator sport and particularly popular in Europe and Australia, with a recent resurgence in the UK.
This section of cyclingnews.com provides you with a starting point to all things track-related. The Six Day racing program conducted throughout the European winter is given prominence, as this is the epitome of professional track racing in Europe, but remains a mystery to many cyclists in English-speaking countries, even though it was once a major spectator sport in the USA, Britain and Australia.
There will be articles describing different aspects of track racing, and a track calendar linking to all the results published on cyclingnews.com. We also have a glossary of terms explaining the events and what all those red and blue lines on the track represent.
The recent inclusion of the Madison and the Keirin in the Sydney 2000 Olympics has to be considered a major success, as it exposed millions of people around the world to two of the most exciting events on any track racing program. This feature will provide a reference point for those of you who want to know more.
Do you have an article on an aspect of track cycling that you'd like to submit? Please email us with your story.