Rio 2016 organisers insist April track cycling test event will go ahead despite further delays

Having already been rescheduled, the president of the Rio 2016 Olympics insists the track cycling test event will take place as planned between April 29-May 1

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Despite the track not being laid in the velodrome, organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are confident that the venue will be ready to hold the test event in April.

Originally scheduled for mid-March, the test event was pushed back to the end of April to accommodate delays in the construction of the velodrome.

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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.