The Individual Sprint Explained – GCN's Guide To Track Cycling

Published on August 12th 2016


The power, speed and aggression needed to win the individual sprint are seriously impressive. Here's our guide to the discipline. Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN store! Sign up to the GCN newsletter: With riders like Jason Kenny, Sir Chris Hoy, Anna Meares and more, the individual sprint is one of the most closely watched track cycling disciplines every four years when the Olympics roll round. Although it might sound like it should be similar to the sprints that you see at the Tour de France, the riders, rules, and style of riding are entirely different – Matt explains all. Who's your favourite for the race? Watch more on GCN... GCN vs Sir Chris Hoy ▶︎ The latest GCN Show ▶︎ Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Music: Passing The Crown - Marc Adamo, Tico Zamora Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /