What is a bicycle racing track called?

Why is a velodrome called a velodrome?

velodrome (n.)

“building for bicycle races,” 1892, from French vélodrome, from vélo, colloquial abbreviation of vélocipède (see velocipede) + -drome, as in hippodrome.

What are the different track cycling events?

There many different types of races in track cycling, here is a brief description of common events.

  • Scratch Race. The most fundamental race in the velodrome. …
  • Dash or Chariot Race. …
  • Points Race. …
  • Match Sprint Race. …
  • Keirin Race. …
  • Team Sprint Race. …
  • Elimination Race. …
  • Madison.

What races are in the omnium?

How it works: The Omnium is a points-based competition that comprises four different bunch races (everyone starts together), all of which award points toward a final ranking of riders. The four bunch races are: Scratch Race, Tempo Race, Elimination Race, and Points Race.

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