Fairfield City Farm, Fairfield (Mountain bike); Road Cycling Course, Centennial Parklands; Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bankstown (Track).
WHEN: Sept. 16-21; 23-24; 26-27; 30.
MEDALS: Mountain -- Medals for men and women; Road -- Men's and women's road race and men's and women's time trials; Track -- Time trial, sprint, individual-pursuit and points race are for men and women. The 4000m team pursuit, madison, keirin and Olympic sprint involve only men. Medals awarded in team competition as well.
OUTLOOK: Mountain -- There will be 50 riders in the men's, 30 in the women's. Men race between 40 and 50 kilometers, women 30-40. Exact distances are decided the night before the race, determined by weather conditions. Road -- Men race 239km, women 120. In time trials, men race 46.8km, women 31.2; Track -- France tops the field, challenged by the United States, Germany and Australia. Professional riders, such as two-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, will compete. Armstrong finished a disappointing 14th in the road race in Barcelona before turning pro.