06/28/2015 05:00 EDT | Updated 06/27/2016 05:59 EDT

Beautiful new Pan Am velodrome welcomes cyclists

CBC's David Common tried a number of Pan Am sports in the run-up to the Games to see how challenging it really is to be among the best.

International visitors to Canada's new velodrome in Milton, Ont., are stunned by its beauty.

It's built from Siberian hardwood wrapped in an oval — a perfect facility for Canada's cycling professionals.

And you can't have better tour guides than the most successful Canadian cyclists ever: Curt Harnett and Steve Bauer.