Derby can become UK's 'next medal factory', says British Cycling chief

The new Derby Velodrome, along with the city's BMX track, could follow in Manchester's footsteps in producing Olympic talent, according to Ian Drake

British Cycling chief executive, Ian Drake, believes the new Derby Velodrome can become the UK’s ‘next medal factory’.

The £27.5m velodrome at Pride Park hosts a 250m track, 12 badminton courts in the centre, with the building also featuring a state-of-the-art gym, exercise studios and a café.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.