August 06, 2021 5:46 PM
Alex Lawes

Olympic Cycling – Men's Madison Preview & Prediction

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When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.

Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.

What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.


What time is the Men’s Madison taking place? 08:55 on Saturday 7th August (UK time)

Where is the Men’s Madison taking place? Izu Velodrome


This event has taken place at the Olympic games since Beijing in 2008 so the field is very different between then and now. The women’s event had the surprise winner of Great Britain with Laura Kenny picking up her fifth gold medal.

As for the men’s event, the favourites will be Denmark and the usual suspects of Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain will also be going for the podium alongside Belgium, while New Zealand will also be challenging.


The Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin in 2020 were won by Denmark with New Zealand and Germany taking the silver and bronze on that occasion. Denmark’s two riders of Lasse Norman Hansen and Michael Morkov will be their representatives for this one and that is why they will be the favourites.


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