London 2012


from July 27 to August 12




About the sport

It is part of the Olympic quarter that originated the 1896 Athens Games. Now there are four specialties: road, track, mountain and BMX. While road takes place outdoors, track takes place in a velodrome, under the categories of sprint (individual and team), time trial, pursuit (individual and team), keirin and scratch.

In mountain bike, the circuits are established in nature with complicated and irregular paths. It takes place in the following categories: cross country, downhill, endurance, and slalom. BMX, which will have its second appearance at the Games, is based on motocross: it takes place on a track with curves, jumps, and ramps.

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Star athletes

Athletes to Watch

They will be protagonists at the Olympic Games

Hall of Fame

Stars that made history in the Olympic Games

Victoria PendletonVictoria PendletonCountry:Great Britain

In addition to Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, the athlete still has nine World titles, the last in Melbourne in 2012, beating Anna Meares, her biggest rival.

Chris HoyChris HoyCountry: Great Britain

"Sir Hoy" has his chance to climb to the top of the podium for the fifth time - at least - and become the greatest Olympic athlete in the history of the United Kingdom.

Daniel MorelonDaniel MorelonCountry: France

Three time Olympic Champion, he won bronze in his debut and silver in his farewell. Daniel Morelon became a policeman then a cycling coach.

Félicia BallangerFélicia BallangerCountry: France

Felicia Ballanger, gold medalist in the speed event in 1996, in Atlanta, defended her medal in Sydney, when she also won the 500m timed event.

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