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Cycling: Go-Ahead for 22million Velodrome

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posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 01:36 PM
British cycling is celebrating the announcement of a 22million complex in London which will be built regardless of whether the city's Olympic bid is successful.

The plans were confirmed by London 2012 chairman Lord Coe as the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission visited the capital today.

The 34-hectare site will include an indoor 1,500-seat velodrome, an outdoor cycle speedway circuit, a 1.6kilometre road-racing circuit and a cross-country mountain bike course.

It is the second piece of good news this month for the British Cycling Federation, who last week were promised more than 20million in the run-up to the Beijing Games by Sport England and UK Sport.

BCF chief executive Peter King said: "The velodrome is only the second piece of 'pre-build' for 2012 to be announced.



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