Celebrating 50 years of one of Australia’s premier cycling and athletics carnivals.
First held in 1972, the Bendigo International Madison is a premier carnival on both the athletics and cycling calendars.
Held in the picturesque regional Victorian city of Bendigo, the event welcomes some of the world’s best cyclists and athletes over the March Labour Day long weekend. It includes one of the country’s richest 400m footraces and the largest outdoor Madison event in the world.
The madison is a track cycling race in which 17 pairs of riders race over a hectic 200 laps of the Tom Flood Sports Centre in Bendigo. Riders firstly try to gain a lap advantage over other teams or score sprint points during the 34 sprints dotted throughout the race. At any one time, there are riders sprinting, changing or attacking in this frantic event.
The carnival schedule features men’s and women’s track cycling races interspersed with exciting athletics races.
It is an event not to be missed. Once you have seen it you will be back again.