Sports Sunday - Canadian Velodromes

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Sunday, May 22 2011 by

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.

Burnaby Velodrome (Birds Eye)
Burnaby Velodrome

Juan de Fuca Velodrome (Birds Eye)
Juan de Fuca Velodrome
Argyll Velodrome (Birds Eye)
Argyll Velodrome

Glenmore Velodrome (Birds Eye)
Glenmore Velodrome

Forest City Velodrome (StreetView)
Forest City Velodrome

Wind-Del Velodrome (Google Maps)
Wind-Del Velodrome
Bromont Velodrome (Google Maps)
Bromont Velodrome

Vélodrome Caisse Populaire de Dieppe (Birds Eye)
Vélodrome Caisse Populaire de Dieppe

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 VĂ©lodrome Louis Garneau, but it was demolished by the city in November 2007.

Olympic Velodrome (Bing Maps)
Olympic Velodrome