[Race formats] Sprint

One of the most traditional track cycling events, the sprint is a skillful and tactical event. A typical sprinting competition divided into qualifying and a series of final race. Qualifying race sees individual riders timed over the flying 200-meter distance and seeded according to their qualifying times. Starting position is determined by drawing lots in the knock-down rounds, in which riders compete in three laps. The first rider over the line wins, best of three races wins the match up from quarter final. Keys of track sprinting are not just strength and speed, but also tactics. Sudden and strategic changes of speed, stand still attempts and feints are typical ways of surprising the opponent.