Day 1: Team pursuit, Teamsprint and Points race

Day 1: Team pursuit, Teamsprint and  Points race

Team pursuit
In the team pursuit two teams start at opposite sides of the velodrome. The men and woman ride four kilometres (16 laps). The fastest four teams qualify for the medal races. The fastest qualifying team races against the second-fastest qualifying team for the gold and silver medals. The numbers three and four compete for the bronze medal.

Teamsprint
Explosive event by teams made up of three men or two women. Two teams start on opposite sides of the velodrome. The last rider to cross the finish sets the time and the fastest team wins.

Points race
The points race is an individual competition ridden in a bunch over 40 kilometres (160 laps) for men and 25 kilometres (100 laps) for women. Every ten laps a sprint is held with 5, 3, 2 and 1 points being awarded to the first four finishers. When a rider laps the main field he gets awarded 20 (bonus) points. The participant with the most points wins the event.