As we’ve talked about before, Bogota loves its bicycles. But did you know that there are not one but two velodromes in Bogota?
One is the Luis Carlos Galán Velodrome is a long concrete track, which was home to the UCI Track World Cycling Championships in 1995.
The other, Primero De Mayo, is a bit more famous, inaugurated in 1951 by the expat-French Tour de France rider and 1948 Olympic Gold Medalist José Beyaert. Though not a native Colombian, Beyaert loved the country so much that he made it his home.
Both provide a place for the best cyclists from all over the world to come and strut their stuff. And for Colombia to show itself off to the world.