World Cycling Centre Africa

Based at an altitude of 1400m in the South African city of Potchefstroom, the World Cycling Centre Africa (WCC Africa) is the continental hub for cycling in Africa.

Working in collaboration with the UCI and the African Cycling Confederation, the mission of the WCC Africa is to develop and improve the level of cycle racing across the continent and to prepare African riders for international competition. Since it opened in 2005, hundreds of athletes from nearly 30 different National Federations have trained at the satellite centre.

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World Cycling Centre AfricaSaturday, July 30th, 2016 at 1:03am
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Olympic Cycling Track | Rio Olympics 2016

Track Events

Keirin:
An electric bike sets the pace at the front of the pack and cannot be overtaken. In the final 700m, the pacer leaves the track and the athletes race as fast as they can to the finish line.

Omnium:
Known as the decathlon or heptathlon of cycling, with riders competing in six disciplines that demand both power and endurance: a flying lap time trial, points race, elimination race, individual pursuit, scratch race and time trial. The athlete who accumulates the highest points total is the winner.

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World Cycling Centre Africa
World Cycling Centre AfricaFriday, July 29th, 2016 at 8:01pm
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Olympic Cycling Track | Rio Olympics 2016

Track Events

Sprint:
Only the last 200m of the 1000m total are timed, resulting in explosive bursts of speed in the last few seconds. Athletes compete on a one-versus-one basis, with the first across the line going through to the next phase.

Team Sprint:
Competing teams start on opposite sides of the velodrome. Men's teams consist of three riders who start the three-lap race together. Each lap must be led by a different team member, who drops out at the end of his lead lap. Women's races have the same format, but are contested over two laps by teams of two cyclists.

Team Pursuit:
Competing teams of four riders start on opposite sides of the velodrome. The team that completes 4000m in the shortest time goes through to the next phase. In the final, if one team catches up with the other, the race finishes.

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World Cycling Centre Africa
World Cycling Centre AfricaFriday, July 29th, 2016 at 8:01pm
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Olympic Cycling Track | Rio Olympics 2016

Track Events

Sprint:
Only the last 200m of the 1000m total are timed, resulting in explosive bursts of speed in the last few seconds. Athletes compete on a one-versus-one basis, with the first across the line going through to the next phase.

Team Sprint:
Competing teams start on opposite sides of the velodrome. Men's teams consist of three riders who start the three-lap race together. Each lap must be led by a different team member, who drops out at the end of his lead lap. Women's races have the same format, but are contested over two laps by teams of two cyclists.

Team Pursuit:
Competing teams of four riders start on opposite sides of the velodrome. The team that completes 4000m in the shortest time goes through to the next phase. In the final, if one team catches up with the other, the race finishes.

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World Cycling Centre Africa
World Cycling Centre AfricaFriday, July 29th, 2016 at 8:01pm
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Olympic Cycling Track | Rio Olympics 2016

Track Events

Sprint:
Only the last 200m of the 1000m total are timed, resulting in explosive bursts of speed in the last few seconds. Athletes compete on a one-versus-one basis, with the first across the line going through to the next phase.

Team Sprint:
Competing teams start on opposite sides of the velodrome. Men's teams consist of three riders who start the three-lap race together. Each lap must be led by a different team member, who drops out at the end of his lead lap. Women's races have the same format, but are contested over two laps by teams of two cyclists.

Team Pursuit:
Competing teams of four riders start on opposite sides of the velodrome. The team that completes 4000m in the shortest time goes through to the next phase. In the final, if one team catches up with the other, the race finishes.

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World Cycling Centre Africa
World Cycling Centre AfricaTuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 4:01am
Results Marigny- Mauvoisin Femme: Elite- 2 Eden(ETH); 3 Tsega(ETH); 4 Gladys(NGR); 5 Zanele(RSA) & Junior- 1 Ese(NGR) #women #sport #africa
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World Cycling Centre Africa
World Cycling Centre AfricaMonday, July 25th, 2016 at 8:01pm
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Olympic Cycling Road | Rio Olympics 2016

Your 30 - Second Expert:

Echelon:
When riders align themselves diagonally behind each other to reduce the impact of a crosswind.

Peloton:
The main group of riders in a race; they can significantly reduce wind resistance by riding in each other's slipstreams.

Breakaway:
When one or more riders leave the peloton to lead the race.

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