Olympic velodrome given seal of approval from Australian track team

Track sprinter Patrick Constable says the Rio Olympic velodrome gets the thumbs up from him after the Australian team's practice session

Australian team sprint squad (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The troubled velodrome in the Rio Olympic Park appears to be ready for action, with the Australian track team giving the the venue the thumbs up.

Team GB's cyclists are still training in south Wales, but the Australians have flown to South America early to acclimatise and try out the track, which was only completed in June.

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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.