The velodrome of Montichiari (Brescia) was inaugurated on May 23rd. Italy now has its first covered velodrome which will be available on a permanent basis for racing and training. It will play a strategic role in the preparations for the 2012 London Olympics.
The track, and its timing system, has been approved by the UCI for compliance with all regulations for world-class racing. The track is 250 meters long, 7 meters wide and the banks are 45 degrees. The track is made from Siberian pine. The facility can seat 1,300 spectators. Total project costs were 15 million euro.
Previous articles on the construction of the Montchiari can be found at:
Photos: Inauguration day; President of the Federazione Ciclistica Italiana, Renato Di Rocco (2nd left in the cake cutting photo) was among the dignitaries
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