The construction of a velodrome in Luxembourg has been planned for a long time, but the sticking point has been where to build it. However it has now been confirmed it will be built in town that is the home to the Schleck brothers, Mondorf-les-Bains.
Lex Delles, the deputy mayor of Mondorf confirmed the news via the DP’s party website for the east of the country, that the commune of Mondorf had been awarded the contract. "There is finally certainty", stated Delles.
In recent months, Minister of Education Claude Meisch and Sports Minister Romain Schneider had in fact stated that a velodrome was to be built in Mondorf. However this did require the commune’s approval which has now been clearly given.
The velodrome is part of the "Munnerefer Lycée" project. A school, leisure and sports complex all connected on a campus.
The planned site will be "Bei Grëmelter", and the town of Mondorf seems to be a perfect choice as it is the home to Luxembourg’s most well-known cyclists, Andy and Frank Schleck.
Added to that, Mondorf will be the starting point for the fourth stage of this year’s Tour De France on July 4.
Further details have not yet been disclosed.