When does track cycling start at the Olympics? Date and schedule of Tokyo 2020 events - and how to watch on TV

Team GB has been a dominant force inside the Velodrome over the last three Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are a week old meaning the events inside the Velodrome will kick off in a couple of days.

Athletes will compete across 12 cycling events inside the 250-metre-long Izu velodrome from Monday 2 August to Sunday 8 August.

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Team GB has been a dominant force inside the Velodrome over the last three Olympics, and they will be looking to continue that run of form in Tokyo.

Cyclists compete during a track cycling test event ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Izu velodrome (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Here’s a complete schedule of the Track cycling events at Tokyo 2020 and how to watch them in the UK.

Track Cycling schedule at Tokyo 2020

Monday August 2

Women’s team sprint (bronze medal race)

Women’s team sprint (gold medal race)

Tuesday August 3

Women’s team pursuit (bronze)

Women’s team pursuit (gold)

Men’s team sprint (bronze)

Men’s team sprint (gold)

Wednesday August 4

Men’s team pursuit (bronze)

Men’s team pursuit (gold)

Thursday August 5

Women’s keirin

Men’s omnium points race (final event of four)

Friday August 6

Women’s madison final

Men’s sprint finals – race 2

Men’s sprint finals – decider

Saturday August 7

Men’s madison final

Sunday August 8

Women’s sprint finals – race 2

Men’s keirin final

Women’s sprint finals – decider

Women’s omnium points race (final event of four)

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How to watch Tokyo 2020 on TV

The Games are available to watch live in the UK on BBC One and the BBC Red Button every day.

Live coverage begins daily from around midnight to 3pm.

If you miss any action during the day, the BBC’s Olympic highlight show ‘Today at the Games’ is on daily throughout the Games at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Events can be watched back in their entirety via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button.

However, due to limitations in the BBC’s Olympic rights deal, they are only allowed to show two live events at a time.

If you want to watch the Olympics in its entirety, the option is available via Eurosport and Discovery Plus.

A Discovery Plus subscription costs £6.99 a month or £39.99 a year, and viewers can add this to their Sky, BT or Virgin contract.