Rio organizers fixed a hole in the velodrome bike track with duct tape and cardboard

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DUCT TAPE
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The Rio Olympics have been filled with problematic examples of how the best materials aren't readily available at all times. Case in point, racing organizers fixed a hole in the track at the Olympic velodrome with some cardboard and duct tape.

After Dutch cyclist Joost van der Burg crashed during Thursday team sprint event, he left a sizable hole in the track. Pressed for time, organizers covered up the hole with duct tape and cardboard.

According to The Independent, tactics like these are common when a quick fix is required on wooden cycling tracks.

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