|Governing Body:||Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)|
It is a bicycle racing sport that is usually held on tracks or velodromes that are purpose built for the sport to perform on it.
Track cycling dates back to late 1800s when cycling was in its initial stage. The wooden indoor tracks were laid which were very similar to that of modern velodromes that consist of two straight and slightly banked turns.
Track cycling has been a part of Olympic Games since 1896 whereas the women’s event was introduced in 1984. Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the global governing body of the sport.
To cross the finish line faster than the opponent riders.
The riders participate individually or in teams as per the competition format. There are separate competitions for both male and female riders.
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The track is known as the velodrome and is banked up and down with the center sections of the track having the highest slopes. The surface of a track cycling is made up of asphaltm, and the course itself consists of corners and straight sections. There are 333-meter, 400-meter, and 500-meter tracks, whereas the world standard size is 250 metres.
The English track and road cyclist who specializes in omnium and team pursuit disciplines, Laura Trott is an Olympics medalist in both the events. The lady from Great Britain is also the European and four-time World Champion. She is the most decorated cyclist in the history of European Track Championships.
Jason Kenny is a track cyclist from England. He specializes in individual and team sprints. He has won six gold and one silver medal at the Summer Olympics for both the events. The man is a consistent performer and has been honored with numerous awards.
The retired track cyclist from Australia, Anna Maree Meares is the 11 times World Champion in her sport. She is the most decorated female track cyclist of all time.
Nicknamed as “Wiggo” Bradley is a British former track and road cyclist. He has won numerous accolades for his sport and has also been awarded with many titles for his immense and sincere contribution in the sport of cycling.