Paralympic cycing event goes to Home Depot Center Velodrome for 2012


The 2012 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships will take place at Carson’s Home Depot Center on Feb. 10-12, the U.S. Olympic Committee anounced today at an LA Live ceremony.

Some 230 athletes from 30 countries will participate in what is the final qualifying even for U.S. athletes to be nominated to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team, which will participate in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

The local organizing committee for the 2012 event is the Los Angeles Velodrome Racing Association (LAVRA). The 2012 championship marks the first time since 1998, and just the second time ever, that the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships will be held in the United States.

The Home Depot Center Velodrome, a national training center for USA Cycling, is the first and only permanent indoor track of international standard in North America.

The track measures at 250 meters in circumference, 7 meters in width, and inclines at 45 degrees on both ends with 2,450 spectator seats.

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