Comment 69022

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted September 03, 2011 at 13:47:45 in reply to Comment 68978

Montreal had a velodrome built for the (Olympics in 1976). It is now a Biodrome, they couldn't get it to work there, why would it work better here?

This is where details get lost in the discussion: despite being constructed for the Olympics, the velodrome in Montreal wasn't of international competitive standards. And Mr. Greg Mathieu of the Canadian Cycling Association explained this at the GIC meeting on Monday: bad planning had resulted in there simply not being sufficient room to build an 'official' oval. So the actual indoor cycling events had a slap-dash feel to them. Post-Olympics, the facility didn't pass muster, so it was eventually disposed of. (Imagine building a 325m running track for an event. Would you feel inclined to keep it afterwards? When you couldn't have sanctioned events there?)

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