UCI: “Very Happy with the outcome” of Velodrome tests

By iSportconnect | June 27, 2016

Cyclists from around the world have tried out the new track at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, which was officially inaugurated.

International competitors took part in men’s and women’s omnium competitions at the new venue, each consisting of six races and time trials.

Gael Suter from Switzerland, who will compete at Rio 2016 said:“The track is fast and smooth and the wood is great. I think some great times will be done in the Olympics. I can’t wait to come back in August. There will be some great races,” 

There had been significant worries heading into the Rio Games with International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson telling iSportconnect that he: “had some concerns” that the velodrome wouldn’t be ready in time.

But speaking after the event in Rio Gilles Peruzzi from the UCI said: “We are very happy with the outcome of the sports test,”

“There has been great progress in the last few weeks. It’s a very good venue.”

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