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There has been talk about restoring/renovating
the Vigorelli for years and years, but perhaps
now that Davide Cassini is encouraging the Italian
youth to participate in track and bmx it is really
going to happen:
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/italys-vigorelli-ready-make-153653

The refurbished Vigorelli would be a perfect venue
for the re-introduction of the UCI Motor-Paced
World Championship and the Tandem Sprint World
Championship. When these events were previously
on the calendar they were not open to women.
Obviously, that would have to change.
 
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I visited the Vigorelli velodrome in 1986 time frame. Track was unusable - wood surface was deteriorated with plenty of large splinters. My vist was during an American football match between Milano Lions and another Italian team (most players were American). No partial roof as shown in the Cycling Weekly picture.
 
The velodrome/arena in Derby has been open for a few months now



It could be better described as a sports centre with a velodrome included. There's a gym, watt bike room and fitness studios on the top floor. Conference facilities on the second and as you can see, the velodrome runs on top of sports courts at ground level. It will also be periodically converted to a 5,000 capacity venue with Jimmy Carr playing there in two weeks.

I've never ridden on the track before, so am really looking forward to my first session in a couple of weeks time.

Have also got tickets for the first big cycle event there, round one of the Revolution series in August. Bradley Wiggins has been confirmed and hopefully a few other big names. One thing I noticed when booking is that most of the spectators will be standing in the middle, below the track. Can't remember seeing this arrangement before?
 
postmanhat said:
The velodrome/arena in Derby has been open for a few months now



It could be better described as a sports centre with a velodrome included. There's a gym, watt bike room and fitness studios on the top floor. Conference facilities on the second and as you can see, the velodrome runs on top of sports courts at ground level. It will also be periodically converted to a 5,000 capacity venue with Jimmy Carr playing there in two weeks.

I've never ridden on the track before, so am really looking forward to my first session in a couple of weeks time.

Have also got tickets for the first big cycle event there, round one of the Revolution series in August. Bradley Wiggins has been confirmed and hopefully a few other big names. One thing I noticed when booking is that most of the spectators will be standing in the middle, below the track. Can't remember seeing this arrangement before?
I'm not sure who leads the taster sesssions, but the
Derbyshire Institute of Sport's cycling program is in
very capable hands with Mr. Geoff Cooke as it's head
coach. Geoff is a former Olympian, a Commonwealth
Games Gold Medallist, many time British Champion,
former British Coach, and recently has won many
World Masters Championships and set a number of
World, European and British Masters records.
 
Cheers oldcrank! Didn't even know there was a Derbyshire Institute of Sport :eek:

Popped in there on Saturday afternoon to book something else and found out that restaurant-botherer Gordon Ramsay was riding the track, along with F1's Jenson Button. Some sort of tie-in with a big Jenson Button charity triathlon the next day. There was only about six other people watching so couldn't have been very well publicised. As I was leaving, someone passed me with an Orica Greenedge bike bag - Adam Blythe!

Sidebar of shame;

Jenson Button - much smaller in real life, but in incredible shape. Not an ounce of fat on him.

Adam Blythe - tiny, thought it was Caleb Ewan at first. Immaculate though, looked like a model.

Gordon Ramsay - actually looked bigger in real life. Not in bad shape for a big bloke
 
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oldcrank said:
With work on the new QLD State Velodrome
started and due to be completed in mid-2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ3V2bEgpQ4
I really hope Cycling Australia and Cycling
Queensland make a bid for the UCI World
Masters Track Championships for 2017 as
the current contract with Manchester only
runs through 2016.
Another progress report from the new velodrome in lovely Brisbane, QLD.
http://www.qld.cycling.org.au/News/All-News/queensland-state-velodrome-update
Elite/U19 Track Nationals slated for Brisbane in both 2017 and 2018,
with the U17/U15 Championships also scheduled there in 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkjP2dNRwAg
 
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oldcrank said:
oldcrank said:
With work on the new QLD State Velodrome
started and due to be completed in mid-2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ3V2bEgpQ4
I really hope Cycling Australia and Cycling
Queensland make a bid for the UCI World
Masters Track Championships for 2017 as
the current contract with Manchester only
runs through 2016.
Another progress report from the new velodrome in lovely Brisbane, QLD.
http://www.qld.cycling.org.au/News/All-News/queensland-state-velodrome-update
Elite/U19 Track Nationals slated for Brisbane in both 2017 and 2018,
with the U17/U15 Championships also scheduled there in 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkjP2dNRwAg
I'll see if I can get some photos over the weekend, it's coming along nicely.
 
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oldcrank said:
With work on the new QLD State Velodrome
started and due to be completed in mid-2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ3V2bEgpQ4
I really hope Cycling Australia and Cycling
Queensland make a bid for the UCI World
Masters Track Championships for 2017 as
the current contract with Manchester only
runs through 2016
.
World Masters won't be in Bris-vegas in 2017
(Los Angeles for 2017 and 2018) but the new
track continues to take shape:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dIwkYjgTs
 
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A new indoor velodrome was recently announced for Edmonton Alberta. Canada will have 3 indoor velodromes soon. A 200 in Burnaby BC, and 250 in Edmonton, and Milton Ontario.
 
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Looks like there will be an indoor track announcement on December 1st. Dale Hughes designer. Midwest US.
 
Aug 10, 2012
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Detroit track seems to be a 167m indoor right smack downtown just north of the pro football and baseball stadiums, next to Wayne State University, and just south of the Art Institute. IIRC, this is the old Brewster Housing location. I lived in Detroit in the 90s, downtown, not a place I'd go. Let's hope this works. Given it's a Dale Hughes project (via 501c3 non profit), expect the esthetic to run toward utilitarian. Groundbreaking Jan 3.
 

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