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First Velodrome event declared a success

The first event held at the Olympic Park velodrome has been declared an overwhelming success, according to

The venue was opened to the public for the first time on Friday night, when thousands of cycling fans descended upon London to watch the Olympic test competition - the Track World Cup.

The aesthetics and build of the velodrome seemingly lived up to expectations - as did the security arranged for the event. The security checks put in place reportedly were "quick and efficient", leading hopes that other Olympic safety measures - such as any cash transport or VIP security procedures - will go just as smoothly.

What's more, it seems those who attended the event enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The man leading the 2012 Games organising committee, Sebastian Coe, said there was a "fantastic atmosphere.

"It really is the taster for the Games. We had some fantastic test events in the summer but this makes it seem as if everything is much closer," Coe said.

He wasn't the only person on a high after seeing how well the entire event well, as Sir Chris Hoy - one of the UK's most talented cyclists - hailed the "good vibe" in the air.

"It's been a wonderful track to ride. On the whole, it's been a huge success," he added, cited by This is London.

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