Paris velodrome construction goes ahead

The construction of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome (greater Paris area) will go ahead after all. Initially planned as part of Paris' bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, the 250m velodrome is planned to be built despite the event being awarded to London.

For this purpose, a delegation from the town council of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines visited the UCI's training centre WCC on September 26, where they met with UCI President Pat McQuaid as well as Federation staff involved in the running of the WCC and the development of Track cycling, to refine the specifications for the plan of the future velodrome before its launch.

The Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome should be completed by 2010-2011. It will be one of the four facilities which will be maintained in spite of the 2012 Olympic Games being awarded to London.

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