Olympic track cycling test events postponed due to delays in finishing velodrome

A track cycling test event at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, scheduled for March 18-20, has been postponed due to delays in laying the track

Olympic Rings (Flickr/Department of Culture, Media and Sport)

Delays in laying the track at the new Olympic velodrome in Rio de Janeiro have forced organisers to postpone the upcoming track cycling test events.

The event, originally scheduled between March 18 and 20, has been put back to April 29-May 1 after a setback in completing the velodrome, which means it will clash with the Handball test event.

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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.