Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Sport week: Cycling venues at Rio 2016

Track events will be contested in the Rio Olympic Velodrome, whilst the road events will take place in Pontal. 30 Jun 2016
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Rio Olympic Velodrome

Track cycling will be contested at the newly built Rio Olympic Velodrome, located in the Barra Olympic Park and with capacity for 5,000 seats, between 8 and 11 September.

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By Poppy Penny | For the IPC

The cycling events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place at two different venues.

Track cycling will be contested at the newly built Rio Olympic Velodrome, located in the Barra Olympic Park and with capacity for 5,000 seats, between 8 and 11 September.

Morning sessions begin at 10:00 and afternoon sessions at 16:30. From the Centro Olimpico station, there is an accessible auxiliary shuttle service to get to the venue.

After the Paralympic Games, the Rio Olympic Velodrome will be used as a training centre for high performance athletes.

Road events will take place in Pontal, a temporary open-air facility located on the coast, in Rio de Janeiro’s Western Zone, from 14-17 September.

Morning sessions begin at either 8:00 or 9:30 and afternoon sessions at 12:15, 13:00 or 13:05.

To get there, spectators can take a bus from the Gilka Machado Station, which has an accessible auxiliary shuttle service for the convenience of people in wheelchair or with reduced mobility.

 

Useful links

Rio 2016’s spectator guide to track cycling

Rio 2016’s spectator guide to road cycling

 

Editor’s note: Each sport on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme will have a dedicated week of featured content published on paralympic.org. Every week a new sport will be featured and the series will run until September’s Games, helping the public understand more about the 22 sports being contested in Rio.

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Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.

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