Day 2: Omnium and sprint

Day 2: Omnium and sprint

Omnium
The omnium consists of six events which are held over two days. The events are:
1) Flying lap: a one-lap sprint with a flying start.
2) Points race: a race over 30 kilometres with twelve intermediate sprints in the men’s race. The women’s race takes 20 kilometres and has eight sprints.
3) Elimination race: All riders are on the track. There’s a sprint every two laps and the rider to cross the finish last in the sprint, is eliminated. The participant winning the final sprint of the race wins the event.

The classification in every event decides the amount of points the rider is awarded. The rider, who accumulated the most points after six events, wins the omnium.

Sprint
The sprint tournament starts with a qualification race over 200 meters with a flying start for all contestants. The 24 fastest riders advance to the preliminaries. The top riders are seeded in the following rounds, meaning the fastest qualifier will face the slowest qualifier and so on. Knock out rounds then proceed, initially on a one race basis and then on a best-of three-race format from the quarter-final stage. When two riders draw after two rounds a third decisive sprint is held.