Velodromo Fassa Bortolo

Cycle track

Cycle track

Welcome to Montichiari Velodrome, the only indoor velodrome in Italy!

We ask you to read these few rules in order to ensure your safety and the safety of the runners. If there is a dangerous situation, please go by the Head of the structure or at the reception desk.

General rules

  1. You must wear a  helmet.
  2. It is strictly forbidden to  spit  on the track.
  3. And strictly forbidden to  eat  and chew gum in the plot area.
  4. Access to the track is allowed only with proper shoes. Moreover, it is mandatory to reach the parterre with  sneakers,  in order to avoid falling into the access tunnel.
  5. You may not use the bicycle outside of the track.
  6. To gain access to the circuit, take first in the  Riviera range  (“Cote D’Azur”) and then step in where the inclination of the track is more ‘sweet. Plan your input: carefully check that there are no runners on arrival, in order not to be an obstacle / danger to them. The track is in fact 250 meters long, which allows runners to reach high speeds!
  7. Do not run on the Riviera range too long; in particular, do not warm up or rest on it.
  8. During training, it is useful to divide the path into two concentric ovals, using the blue line (” stayers’ line “) as a separator. Generally, the rows of runners are formed both at the foot of the track (in the so called “pole wool”, or the area between the red line and the black one), is in the range of 1 meter mail to that of the undulating nature of the path. above her blue line (stayers’ line). Cross that line – both from above and below – requires a level of attention and awareness equal to when initially entering the track! Finally, it is good to consider the range between the red and the blue line as a simple transit area, thus avoiding to train inside.
  9. When you run more ‘slowly than those who take the step is important to try to stay within the range of 1 – 1.5 meters which is located above the blue line (stayers’ line). This will allow other runners to continue training without hindrance!
  10. In the most ‘high of the track, it is crucial to maintain a high speed. In fact, the risk of sliding is much higher in the upper part of the track, both for the most inclination for the undulating nature of the path.
  11. When the track is crowded, take extra care to anyone in the area of ​​50 meters in front of you.

Rules for overtaking

  1. Generally, overtaking must take place above the slower runners, or to their right. When overtaking, it is good practice to scream “Eye” or “Freeze” so that other athletes are aware of your intention and then maintain its line.
  2. Sometimes overtaking can occur under other runners, or to their left. Again, it is a good idea to scream “Eye” or “Stop” to warn other athletes of your intentions.
  3. If you hear the other racers yelling  “Eye”  or  “Freeze” , keep your line.Keep pedaling straight avoiding sudden movements. E ‘responsibility to prevent the athlete who overtakes slower.

During training

  1. During training:b.  in case the rider falls that precedes, it is essential to surpass its right (above); This is because – as soon as an athlete falls – slides along the track, ie towards the center of the same.and.  in any case, it is allowed to use the range Azur to overtake another rider.
  2. f.  it is important to use common sense when you are about to make a sprint.  If the group who trains is about 25/30 athletes, it is preferable to refrain from doing so.
  3. d.  if it is part of a line of training that is maintained above the stayers’ line (blue line), it is critical to remain above this line. This is because, if the track is not too crowded, other athletes could make a sprint in the area between the stayers’line (blue line) and the red line. For everyone’s safety, it is therefore essential to maintain this area as uncluttered as possible.
  4. c.  in turn, each runner will wrap the line training then occupying the position of leader, who – along a curve – will return to the above others to the last position of the line. This allows the second in line to become the leader and subsequent athletes to overtake below (ie to its left). Once overtaking by all, the former leader will fall in line then occupying the last position.
  5. a.  If you are on a course of training, it is important to ride straight, on a regular and predictable. It ‘also essential for the safety of all maintain a constant speed as the athletes run at a very close range.

During the race

  1. During races, it is important not to make a  “double switch”  (double exchange); this means that if you are in second place in the row, you should absolutely follow the leader while recedes. One must always take the position of the leader, and only then you can remove from the group. The double switch can be very dangerous because the third occupant of the row does not expect to occur and since it can be in a position such that its wheel to come in contact with yours.  in any case, it is allowed to use the range Azur to overtake another rider.
  2. and.  on tour sprint, the runner occupying the lane of the first has the right to use it in its entirety and with absolute precedence over others. In particular, no one else can get into the lane of the first in the last 250 meters (final round) of a sprint race. Finally, if you are above the runner, it is forbidden to cross the red line and then enter in the first lane.
  3. d.  during the lap sprint (signaled by a bell stroke), it is absolutely forbidden to change their line. No one expects that in fact the leader it go back at that stage of the race. The rule is that – during the lap sprint – each athlete runs in a straight line.
  4. b.  as in training, the leader will slide above the same to relinquish his post as leader. It ‘important to be aware of, especially when you are trying to pass a group from above (or right).
  5. a.  communicated with the other runners to make them aware of your presence, when appropriate.

Don’t be stupid!

  1. These workers and volunteers with due respect! These people are competent and well prepared. In addition, they spend their free time in order to allow a good and safe conduct of training sessions and competitions.
  2. Treat other runners with due respect and consideration. It ‘true that training, running, competing, is intense and stressful. Nevertheless, all the runners would benefit from the presence of an atmosphere of friendly confrontation.To this end, it would also be desirable that each athlete could turn to a Altrom for help with the equipment, or to discuss a strategy.

This association needs to grow and improve!

Help us in this journey, respecting above all your mates!

Thank You!


Technical framework Velodrome Fassa Bortolo

As the season continues in full swing is  defined the new technical framework of Fassa Bortolo Velodrome Montichiari (Brescia).

Reconfirmed by the municipal summits with Piero Bregoli center manager and Fabio Perego direction technical / organizational.

A follow athletes enrolled at the center will be the technical and Bruno Sorrentino Fabio Vedana, ISEF graduates with considerable experience in the center of Busto Garolfo, which will be assisted by three young interns: Chiara Rozzini (graduated ISEF), Alfredo De Maio and Silvia Epis The last two students ISEF and Italian champions already on the track between the juniors.

The winter season, then, you start at the end with the best wishes in the future as confirmed by the director general of the velodrome, Piero Bregoli. “I’m happy to have entrusted the technical management of the center, which now has about 300 members, with a young and highly specialized able to put the kids in the ideal conditions to express themselves.”

To confirm the important educational role of the center is the technical director, Fabio Perego. “Being one of Montichiari center particularly active with regard to winter activities, our priority remains that training for the youth sector. We must try to bring so many guys at the track and transmit their passion for this world through technical preparations. The main objective, as in a real school, remains to train technically and strongly competitive guys who, at the end of winter, will have the opportunity to express themselves in the best way during the summer season on both road and track. The high specialization will be made at a later time by the directors of summer camps in anticipation of the next Italian Championships, depending on the individual attitudes demonstrated by athletes, Montichiari must become a model from which to take example, both for the preparation of the technicians who work there is to set about teaching the youth activities.

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cycle school

The first mission of Montichiari Velodrome is to grow the Youth Cycling from the rediscovery of the culture of cycling on track for many years, in the past, gave satisfaction to the Italian Cycling and that, for some years, has brought to the fore movements cycling nonexistent until a few decades ago, such as Australia and Britain …



  • Students: from 16.00 to 18.00
  • Debutant: from 18.00 to 20.00


  • Juniors / Open: from 15.00 to 19.00
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SPEED:  after a possible classification, which measures the time to complete 200 m, the riders will compete in two or three at a time, who wins the sprint leads to the next round.
SPEED OLYMPIC :  is a time trial for teams of three runners that takes place over three laps of the track (2 runners for two laps in the female categories), each rider’s head in a spin. The team that runs the three laps in the fastest time. The timer stops the passage of the first component of the team.
Keirin :  runners start stacked behind a motorcycle, two laps from the end this is removed from the track and the riders face off in a sprint.
KILOMETRO STANDING (500 M FOR WOMEN) :  won the runner that runs as soon as the race distance, from a standing start.
RACE POINTS :  you dispute with goals every 10 laps that assign 5,3,2,1 point to the first four finishers. Each lap gained on the group is worth 20 points. When the test is the player who has the most points. The revolution count is performed on the group. If one or more runners earn around, will still have to go through all the turns that are missing on arrival at the main group to complete the test.
SPRINT SERIES :  follows the same rules of the points race, but the turns are earned immaterial to the final classification.
AMERICANA or MADISON :  the race takes place in pairs of runners who take turns every time they meet. Apart from this, the test is then similar to the points race, so there are some milestones that assign scores. At the end of the game wins the couple who earned more laps on the group. At constant speed, the couple who wins the most points.
ELIMINATION :  at the end of each turn (except the first) is eliminated the runner who crosses the finish line last. Only in this test does not count the tangent to the front wheel, but that the rear wheel. But in the final sprint to two wins goes first at the finish line with the front wheel, as in all other speed tests.
SCRATCH :  it is very similar to a road race, because the test has only one final goal.Vince who crosses the finish line first. The revolution count is carried on the head of the race, so if one or more riders earn a ride, even the group to reach the arrival will have to make the spread speed of those who have earned one.
GIRO LAUNCHED :  wins the person making the fastest lap, in case of pairs competition, time is taken on the first rider to cross the finish line.
TRACKING TEAM :  is played with teams of more runners over a distance agreed by category. After a qualification based on the time taken for the distance set, the teams will compete one against one. At the start, the 2 teams are placed in two diametrically opposite points of the track and equally spaced. The team that reaches the other or one that covers as soon as the predetermined path.
PERSONAL TRACKING :  takes place over a distance agreed by category. After a qualification based on the time taken for a set distance, the racers will compete one on one. The two athletes start in two diametrically opposite points and equidistant between them. Vince who reaches the opponent or possibly who travels a distance established in the shortest time.
OMNIUM :  discipline in which racers compete in various tests each of which assigns a score (the score is assigned in ascending order, then it is less as a runner you are better classified in the test). The winner is the rider who gets the lowest score.
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