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Chris Hoy guide to Track Cycling, BBC
   Classic videos and guide by BBC's Chris Hoy on track cycling. The velodrome is the home of track cycling, where the speedsters of the sport fly around at up to 60mph. It hosts a variety of events - the individual pursuit, the points race, the madison and the keirin among others. The velodrome is different from venue to venue - it can vary in length from 250m to 500m. The one in Manchester, for example, is a 250m international standard velodrome for tack cycling.

   Each track is banked to allow riders to fly round the corners without having to slow down at all, allowing speeds of up to 50mph (80kmph). The track itself is marked up with a series of lines - red, black and blue. The red line is known as the sprinter's line - riders have to go round this if they want to overtake a lead rider. Then there's the black line - the shortest route around the track - and it's important to stay on that as much as possible. Should you weave in or outside that it costs you valuable time. Further up the track is the blue stayer's line. This is used in madison races for riders to rest between efforts, and it can get fairly busy and bunched up there.

   The follow are Chris Hoy's videos and guide to various track cycling events.
Additional reference:
  • British Cycling  -   More information on track cycling.
  • Valley Preferred Cycling Center   -   The Valley Preferred Track Cycling Center – the most celebrated velodrome in modern American cycling history – can trace its beginnings to the dream of one inspired visionary and its legendary success to the inspired dreams of countless champions who began their trek to glory on its 333-meter track. Known for the first 20 years of its existence as the Lehigh County Velodrome – or simply “T-town,” the Velodrome is located in Trexlertown, PA, it is the home of world class track racing. Click on "Calendar" on the green bar at the top and then on the event you may be interested in.
  • USA Track Cycling   -   Official site of USA cycling.
  • Wikipedia Guide to Track Racing  

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