Track sprinters do the majority of their training at the velodrome along with specialized training on a stationary bike and weights sessions in the gym. All events are raced on an indoor or outdoor circular track called a velodrome on specific track bikes which are single speed and have no breaks.
Track cycling involves a range of events ranging from anaerobic sprint events to longer endurance based events. Sprint events include individual and team sprints with the effort lasting less than 30 seconds up to a few minutes. Nutrition plays a vital role in preparation for training and sprint competitions and recovery to race the next challenge.
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Authors: Olivia Warnes & Tanya Lewis, Accredited Sports Dietitians (SA)