London's Olympic velodrome enters next phase of construction

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Newly crowned omnium world champion Ed Clancy was in London today to see the first roof tiles being lowered in to position at the Olympic velodrome.

The cycling venue will be the first to be completed on the site in west London as construction continues at a pace. 1,300 timber cassettes will be manoeuvred in to place over the next 11 weeks with the building being water tight in June.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.