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Beijing track draws praise

The Beijing velodrome

The Beijing velodrome (Image credit: AFP)

The UCI Track World Cup in Beijing, China gave track riders and coaches the chance to test the track and facilities. More than 300 riders competed in 17 events over the course of three days. The Australian team had positive words to share about the facility.

"It is a cathedral for cycling," said Cycling Australia's Head Track Coach Martin Barras of the Laoshan Velodrome. "They have done an outstanding job on this venue and it is one of the best tracks I have ever seen.

"Once they complete the additional grandstand seating and fill it with people I think the ambience in here in 2008 will be very, very special."

The Olympic Games for track cycling events are set for August 15-19, 2008.

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