Track cycling at the Tokyo Olympics will take place in the second week of competition and, as always, the events schedule is absolutely packed.
The program officially begins on Monday August 2 and continues until Sunday August 8.
For the first time ever, the women’s madison will be featured at the Tokyo Olympics after only appearing as a men’s event in 2008.
Here’s everything you need to know about track cycling at the Olympics.
WHEN IS TRACK CYCLING AT THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES?
Track cycling begins in the second week of the games and will begin on Monday August 2.
There is a full seven day program, with the last track day on Sunday August 8th.
WHAT TRACK CYCLING EVENTS AT THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES?
There are a total of 12 track cycling events, with the following disciplines being reserved for men and women.
– Team sprint
– Team pursuit
HOW TO WATCH TRACK CYCLING AT THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES
TV channel: Seven
Seven will provide live coverage of all Olympic events through its television network and streaming services.
The network’s free streaming platform, 7plus, will cover all track cycling events.
WHAT AUSTRALIANS RUN ON THE TRACK IN TOKYO?
14 Australians will ride in Tokyo, with Matthew Glaetzer and Annette edmonson should appear in their third matches each.
Seven runners made their debut in Rio, while six prepare for their very first Olympic Games appearances.
Glaetzer will be joined by Nathan Hart and Matthieu richardson in the men’s team sprint, all three also scheduled for the individual sprint and / or keirin.
Bronze medal at the London Olympics Kaarle mcculloch will also mount the individual sprint and the keirin.
Edmonton, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Maeve Plouffe, and Alexandra manly form the women’s track endurance team, while Sam welsford is joined by Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien, Lucas Plapp and Alex porter in the men’s endurance team.
TOKYO OLYMPIC TRACK CYCLING CALENDAR
All track events take place between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Monday August 2
Women’s Team Sprint – Qualifications and Finals
Team Pursuit Women – Qualifications
Men’s team pursuit – Qualifications
tuesday 3 august
Women’s Team Pursuit – First Round and Finals
Men’s Team Pursuit – First Round
Men’s Team Sprint – Qualifications and Finals
wednesday 4 august
Men’s Sprint – Qualifications and Heats
Keirin Women – First Round
Men’s Team Pursuit – Finals
Thursday 5 August
Men’s Omnium – Scratch race, tempo race, elimination race and points race
Men’s Sprint – First laps
Keirin Women – Finals
Friday August 6
Women’s Sprint – Qualifications and heats
Men’s Sprint – Semi-finals and finals
Madison Women – Finals
saturday 7 august
Women’s Sprint – First laps
Keirin Men – First Round
Madison Men – Final
Sunday 8 August
Women’s Omnium – Scratch race, tempo race, elimination race and points race
Women’s Sprint – Semi-finals and finals
Keirin Men – Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals
For a more detailed look at the exact times for each race, go here.