The Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome is mainly used for cycling events. More than just a Metro station, it’s among the most prominent landmarks in the Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixiuhca.
The Velodrome opened in time for the 1968 Olympic Games. It’s been in use ever since. Even with a capacity for just 6,800 spectators, it’s a popular venue for mini-football games and some of regulation scale.
Perhaps the site is best known for its use by cyclists hoping to break The Hour record. In fact, the record has been broken at least 39 times at this very site.
Today, the Agustin Melgar Olympic Velodrome is still used to try to break the Hour record. But the track also has frequent open cycling events, as well as organized races. The Velódromo Facebook page is often the quickest and fastest way to find out what’s happening at the track.
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