Rio has unveiled its BMX course for the 2016 Olympics ©IOC

The completed BMX course for Rio 2016 has been unveiled by the city's Government.

Construction on the venue began in July of last year as part of the Deodoro Olympic Park, which will be the second largest cluster at next year's Olympics and Paralympics.

The course will be put through its paces for the first time in October when it hosts the International BMX Cycling Challenge, an official Rio 2016 test event.

The Deodoro Olympic Village is home to Rio's BMX venue
The Deodoro Olympic Village is home to Rio's BMX venue ©Getty Images

The men will race over 400 metres while the women’s event will be contested over 350m.

Designers have positioned the bumps on the track ten metres apart to allow riders to gain extra height and speed, in the process increasing the spectacle for fans.

At the end of the course a "rhythm section" has been created, consisting of jumps and small obstacles which will allow riders to maximise the fluidity of their runs over the final stretch.

The course is part of Rio's X-Park, which will also host mountain biking and canoe slalom competitions.

It will form part of the legacy of the Games as it will remain in place for use by residents.

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