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Venue: Izu Velodrome

Date: 25 April 2021

Competition Schedule

As of April, 15
Time Event Name
9:00-11:50 Pre-Competition Warm up
9:00-9:30 Licence Control
10:30-11:00 Team Manager Meeting and Distribution of Body Numbers
12:00-12:21 Men Sprint Qualifying (Top 8 riders qualify for 1/4 Finals)
12:21-12:28 Women Sprint Qualifying (Top 4 riders qualify for 1/2 Finals)
12:28-12:30 Sport Presentation
12:30-12:42 Men Sprint 1/4 Finals (Straight)
12:42-12:57 Men's Omnium Scratch Race 1/4 (7.5km)
12:57-13:03 Men's Sprint 1/2 Finals Race 1
13:03-13:09 Women's Sprint 1/2 Finals Race 1
13:09-13:18 Men's Team Sprint Qualifying (Best 2 go to Final for Gold)
13:18-13:25 Men's Team Pursuit Finals
13:25-13:31 Men's Sprint 1/2 Finals Race 2
13:31-13:37 Women's Sprint 1/2 Finals Race 2
13:37-13:47 Men's Team Pursuit Victory Ceremony
13:47-13:50 Men's Team Sprint Finals for Gold
13:50-14:05 Men's Omnium Tempo Race 2/4 (7.5km)
14:05-14:08 Men's Sprint 1/2 Finals Decider
14:08-14:11 Women's Sprint 1/2 Finals Decider
14:11-14:21 Men's Team Sprint Victory Ceremony
14:21-14:27 Men's Sprint Finals Race 1
14:27-14:33 Women's Sprint Finals Race 1
14:33-14:45 Men's Omnium Elimination Race 3/4
14:45-14:51 Men's Sprint Finals Race 2
14:51-14:57 Women's Sprint Finals Race 2
14:57-15:12 Men's Omnium Points Race 4/4 (10km)
15:12-15:15 Men's Sprint Finals Decider
15:15-15:18 Women's Sprint Finals Decider
15:18-15:26 Men's Omnium Victory Ceremony
15:26-15:46 Men's Madison (15km)
15:46-16:01 Men's Keirin First Round (3 heats, Top 2 to Semi-Finals, other to Repechage)
16:01-16:03 Sport Presentation
16:03-16:08 Women's Keirin Finals
16:08-16:18 Men's Keirin Repechage (2 heats, Top 3 go to Semi-Finals)
16:18-16:26 Men's Madison Victory Ceremony
16:26-16:34 Women's Sprint Victory Ceremony
16:34-16:44 Men's Keirin Semi-Finals (Top 3 to 1-6 Final, others to 7-12 Final)
16:44-16:52 Men's Sprint Victory Ceremony
16:52-17:00 Women's Keirin Victory Ceremony
17:00-17:10 Men's Keirin Finals
17:10-17:18 Men's Keirin Victory Ceremony


*As of April 15, 2021

Athletics Overview

Cycling track is held in a bowl-shaped arena that is 250m round and is one of the oldest Olympic Games disciplines. The history of track dates back over 120 years with its first appearance coming at the Athens 1896 Games. It has been part of the Olympic sport programme since, with the exception of Stockholm 1912. However, women’s cycling track only made its Olympic debut at Seoul 1988.

The participation of professional cyclists has been allowed since the Atlanta 1996 Games. Keirin, which is a race that originated in Japan, was added as an event at the Sydney 2000 Games.

The madison was first included at Beijing 2008 but was dropped for London 2012 as a move towards gender equity in events, since there was no equivalent race for women. However, the madison returns to the men’s Olympic track programme for Tokyo 2020 and will also feature on the women’s schedule for the first time.

Track dominates the cycling programme at an Olympics with 12 out of a total of 22 events.

Read more about Olympic Cycling Track


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