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Objective:

Different to the ordinary cycling training classes, track cycling training program mainly delivers the track cycling knowledge with concise and essential content. Both theory and practice are emphasized during the program.

Scope:

 

  1. Usage of track bike
  2. Events and rules in international competitions
  3. Technique in competitions and points to note
  4. Practice and training at the cycling venue

Training Course

Venue

Qualifications

Passed after the Exam

Level I

 

 

Hong Kong Velodrome

11 years old or over

146 cm Tall or over

Control the bike smoothly

Attend the CAHK Track Cycling Course Level II / LCSD Track Cycling Course Level II


Level II

LCSD Track Cycling Course Level I Certification Holder / Passed CAHK Track Cycling Course-Level I

Attend the CAHK Track Cycling Course Level III / LCSD Track Cycling Course Level III


Level III

Hong Kong

Velodrome

LCSD Track Cycling Course Level II Certification Holder / Passed CAHK Track Cycling Course-Level II

Apply the Track Pass of Hong Kong Velodrome


Hong Kong Track Training Course 2017-18- Level I (Nov-Jan) 

Hong Kong Track Training Course 2017-18-Level II(Dec) 

Hong Kong Track Training Course 2017-18-Level III(Nov-Dec)

*Applicants aged 65 above are required to complete the declaration for training course: Declaration download

LCSD Track Training Course: Details

Track Cycling

Track racing dates back to the end of the nineteenth century. The first World Championships were held in 1895. Track cyclists are powerful athletes, generally with far more muscle bulk than “road racers”.

TEN EVENTS DIVIDED INTO THREE FAMILIES :

SPRINT EVENTS

  • INDIVIDUAL SPRINT (part of the Olympic programme):
    Qualification consists of flying start 200 m time trials. These are followed by knockout heats of 2-3 laps. The best two riders fight it out in the final. Sometimes riders will come to a standstill in an effort to make their opponent take the lead, which is the least advantageous position before the final sprint to the finish line.
  • TEAM SPRINT (part of the Olympic programme):
    This speciality is raced by teams of three riders over three laps of the track (for women, 2 riders over 2 laps). Each rider leads for a lap before dropping back. After the heats, the 2 best teams line up to contest the final. Those who registered the 3rd and 4th fastest times meet up in a B final which decides the last place available on the podium.
  • KILOMETRE (or 500 m for women):
    This is an individual time trial from a standing start. The competitor with the fastest time is the winner.
  • KEIRIN (part of the Olympic programme):Keirin racing originated in Japan. Between 3 and 7 riders compete in a sprint race of 750 m after having followed in the slipstream of a pacing motorbike for the first 1,500 m. The motorbike gradually increases the speed from 30 to 50 km/h (25 to 45 km/h for women).

ENDURANCE EVENTS

  • INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT
    Two riders start on opposite sides of the track and compete over 4 km (3 km for women). The winner is the rider who manages to catch his/her opponent or who records the fastest time.
  • TEAM PURSUIT (part of the Olympic programme):
    Two teams of 4 riders (3 riders for women) start on opposite sides of the track and compete over 4 km (3 km for women). The winning team is the one that manages to catch its opponents or that records the fastest time.
  • POINTS RACE :
    The final result is determined according to points gained during sprints (one every 10 laps on a 250 m track) and by laps won. At the UCI World Championships, the distance is 40 km for men and 25 km for women.
  • MADISON :
    Up to 18 teams of two riders take part in this relay race contested by means of intermediary sprints. While one team member races, the other slows down to take a rest.The classification is established according to the distance covered and the points won in the sprints. The Madison is held over distances of 25-50 km for Elite Men depending on the competition.
  • SCRATCH RACE :
    This is a race for up to 24 individual riders over 15 km for men and 10 km for women. The first lap is neutralised.

COMBINED EVENT

  • OMNIUM (part of the Olympic programme): 
    The omnium is made up of 4 events and is disputed 1 consecutive day. The final classification is established by adding up the finishing places in each event. The winner is the rider who has the lowest total.
Regulation   (Revised on 22/11/2016)
To enable track pass holders to use the track in a more flexible manner to further promote the track cycling.

Time Table and detailed information: Details

Booking Information: Details

List of Qualified Track Supervisor: Details