Brian Cookson 'very concerned' at further Rio 2016 velodrome delays

Brian Cookson says he is concerned that the Rio 2016 Olympic velodrome will not be completed with enough time to host testing or practice before the Games

Brian Cookson at the 2016 UCI Track World Championships in London (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

UCI president Brian Cookson has expressed concerns that delays in completing the velodrome in the Rio 2016 Olympic Park will mean there will not be time for a test event before August's Games.

Cookson, who had previously stated he was confident the 5,000 venue would be complete on time, now worries the velodrome will not be ready for hand-over with enough time for testing.

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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.