Krylatskoye Sports Complex Velodrome

Built in 1979 for the 1980 Summer Olympics in the form of an ellipse. Due to the unique geometry, cycling tracks allow to gain speed of up to 90 kilometres per hour. Two grandstands for spectators (2,400 seats each) stand in parallel to straight sections of the track.

The track has a length of 333.3 metres (1,094 feet) and a width of 10 metres (33 feet). The track bed is made of Siberian larch, and is considered to be the pride of the track. The wood is carefully selected and dried for more than 6 months before being transported to Moscow.

35 years ago the track was one of the fastest in the world.