Media playback is not supported on this device World Track Cycling: Omnisport Apeldoorn, Netherlands Dates:
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Wooden indoor tracks As early astrack races in England were regularly attracting large crowds. The riders competed on wooden indoor tracks that closely resembled the modern velodromes of today.
Such tracks ensured the event could be competed all year round. But for promoters there was an even greater benefit — spectators could be charged an entrance fee!
Olympic history Track cycling events have been organised at all the editions of the Games sincewith the exception of the Games in Stockholm, when only the road race was staged. Between andthe range of events was generally as follows: The individual pursuit was added to the programme of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the tandem was dropped after the Games in Munich.
Women have competed in the track events since the Seoul Games inthe year that marked the appearance of women in the sprint event, followed by the individual pursuit in At the Sydney Games inseveral track events were introduced:Sports > List.
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