Does anyone know of a commonly-accepted listing of typical/average flying 200 times by Category?
I'm a Cat 5 guy -- I've raced a decent number of "unofficial" track events, but no USAC stuff that would merit/command an upgrade. I did my first timed 200 yesterday, and want to get a feeling for where I stand, as compared to real beginning trackies.
It can be hard to say, exactly, as there are a lot of factors outside of just the rider category. Not all velodromes are equal - some are "faster" than others. The quality of the surface, the degree of the banking, the length of the track, whether it's indoors or outdoors, elevation, etc. all effect the speed of the riders.
At my local velodrome (Kissena) the averages seem to be 13-16 seconds for Cats 4/5, and 12-14 seconds for Cats 1/2/3. The fastest time recorded in the last 8 years or so (at least, in the records I checked) was 11.91 seconds.
The world record is held by Theo Boss at the Moscow velodrome (often considered the fast velodrome for the 200m) at 9.77 seconds.
Yeah, I'm a rank beginner, and 40 to boot, and my one and only 200 time is 13.8 at Kawasaki keirin stadium. These are all-weather 400 meter tracks with 31-33˚ banking and considered slow by most, so I think it's not too horrible.