May 19, 2005 (Quebec City, Quebec) — The municipality of Quebec City has announced that the Louis-Garneau Velodrome will receive the renovations required to put it back in service within the next few weeks. A $50,000 amount has been earmarked for the renovations, through the city’s Infrastructure Services department.
The municipality of Quebec City, which owns the installation, will be performing the work to repair damages incurred during the winter season. The work also includes solidifying the velodrome’s structure, in order to better resist adverse weather conditions and to improve the track’s security for cyclists. According to the work plan, cyclists can expect to begin using the track near the end of June.
Located in the Laurentien region, the Louis-Garneau Velodrome is one of only two facilities of its kind in service in the province of Quebec. The velodrome, which was first put into service in 2001, houses the Centre national de cyclisme du Quebec, the Quebec cycling federation’s training and development program. It also enables elite-level cyclists to train locally. Finally, the facility is open to the public at large, and enables young riders to experience track cycling, a developing sport in Quebec.