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    Track Cyclig FAQ or Intro?

    Does anyone has and FAQ or Intro to track cycling.

    As an avid mountain biker and occasional spectator of road racing I am considered the cycling expert in the family, but I cannot understand how track cycling works. Scratch, points, teams, etc.

    Some basics to understand it from the spectator point of view would be helpful for me.

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    try this: http://www.ridethetrack.com/pdf/race_descripts.pdf its got some good info. Also visit www.ridethetrack.com the website is for my local velodrome but if you dig around its got a lot of generic track info.

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    “Next time you're in your car, at 80 Kilometers per hour, strip down to your underwear and jump out. That's what it's like to crash in a professional bike race.” - Jonathan Vaughters

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    Thanks everyone!

    A post with all the great links you provided should be sticky. After all, it seems that even among cyclist, track racing is a mystery and it always helps the sport when people understands what they see in the track.

    (Mexico had a woman winning silver in points race in the past Olympics but not many people got interested because all they knew was that she won silver, they could not understand how she did it, even after looking several repetitions of the race).

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    there are some very good articles and tips posted at the Superdrome
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    http://www.superdrome.com/devoclass.htm
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    The first rule of track cycling is, do not talk about track cycling.

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    How fast does one have to be competitive(i.e. not embarassed) in a 1 km race(women's)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    How fast does one have to be competitive(i.e. not embarassed) in a 1 km race(women's)?
    Anything under 1.35 is fine. Under 1.25 is good. Sub 1.20 you're truly competitive at good club level.

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