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Dunc Gray Velodrome

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Surface  Baltic Pine
Opened  26 January 2000
Phone  +61 2 9738 5850
Architect  Ron Webb
Broke ground  May 1998
Capacity  3,150
Construction cost  42 million AUD
Dunc Gray Velodrome
Location  Carysfield Rd, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Address  Carysfield Rd, Bass Hill NSW 2197, Australia
Hours  Open today · 8:30AM–5PMWednesday8:30AM–5PMThursday8:30AM–5PMFriday8:30AM–5PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8:30AM–5PMTuesday8:30AM–5PM
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The Dunc Gray Velodrome is an Australian velodrome located at Bass Hill approximately 5 kilometres north west of the Sydney suburb of Bankstown. The cycling venue for the 2000 Olympic games, the Dunc Gray Velodrome was opened on 28 November 1999 and is named after Edgar "Dunc" Gray, the first Australian to win a cycling Gold Medal at the Olympic Games (Los Angeles 1932).

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At the time of its construction, the State Government owned the velodrome. Bankstown Council managed the velodrome under a sublease. In 1998, the council sublet the velodrome to Bankstown Sports Club, under a 21-year sublease. The council is scheduled to resume control of the velodrome in 2019.

Dunc gray velodrome criterium track


Construction

Costing $42 million as a track cycling venue for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, construction of the velodrome, as well as an 800m Criterium Practice Track, commenced in May 1998 and finished in November 1999. It currently has a seating capacity of 3,150, but was expanded to 5,821 seats to cater for the 2000 Olympics.

At 250 metres length, 60 kilometres worth of Baltic Pine (Finland) were used in its composition. The track bends at a maximum angle of 42° degrees, while the straights are at 12.5°. The Safety Track is 5 metres wide and the racing surface is of 7 metres width.

Events

The first major international cycling event ever held was the Oceania International Cycling Grand Prix from 8 to 12 December 1999 – an official pre-Olympic test event.

In April 2000 it hosted the 'The Bankstown Millennium Buzz' performance in celebrating the Olympics and the millennium year. It hosted six days of track cycling events at the 2000 Summer Olympics, as well as Paralympic cycling.

In October 2007, The Dunc Gray Velodrome hosted the 2007 UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships, for riders 30+ years of age.

References

Dunc Gray Velodrome Wikipedia


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