London races ahead with world's fastest velodrome

01/15/2010 | New Civil Engineer

The 2012 London Olympics will be graced by the world's fastest velodrome, planners say -- a huge building with a 5,000-square-meter Pringle-shaped roof. By curving the roof up at the sides, planners say they were able to make room for crowds to gather along the entire length of the banked oval track -- essential to prevent fluctuating crowd noise that might distract racers. "Everything is being done so that cycling is at the heart of it," says the project manager.

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