Sports Sunday - Canadian Velodromes

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Sports Sunday - Canadian Velodromes

Sunday, May 22 2011 by kjfitz
A velodrome is an arena for track cycling. Modern velodromes feature steeply banked oval tracks, consisting of two 180-degree circular bends connected by two straights. The straights transition to the circular turn through a moderate easement curve.



Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec also housed a velodrome, but years after the 1976 Summer Olympics, it was converted into the Montreal Biodome, an indoor nature museum. Quebec City had the Vélodrome Louis Garneau, but it was demolished by the city in November 2007.

Olympic Velodrome