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1981 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 1981 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1981.[1] Fourteen events were contested, 12 for men (5 for professionals, 7 for amateurs) and 2 for women.

1981 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
VenueBrno, Czechoslovakia
Date(s) (1981-08-31 - 1981-09-06)31 August - 6 September 1981
VelodromeBrno Velodrome
Events14
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Contents

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Professional Events
Men's keirin
details
Danny Clark
  Australia
Guido Bontempi
  Italy
Chiyoshi Kuno
  Japan
Men's sprint
details
Kōichi Nakano
  Japan
Gordon Singleton
  Canada
Kenji Takahashi
  Japan
Men's individual pursuit
details
Alain Bondue
  France
Hans-Henrik Ørsted
  Denmark
Bert Oosterbosch
  Netherlands
Men's points race
details
Urs Freuler
   Switzerland
Danny Clark
  Australia
Giuseppe Saronni
  Italy
Men's motor-paced
details
René Kos
  Netherlands
Bruno Vicino
  Italy
Wilfried Peffgen
  West Germany
Men's Amateur Events
Men's 1 km time trial
details
Lothar Thoms
  East Germany
1:05.85
Fredy Schmidtke
  West Germany
1:06.02
Sergei Kopylov
  Soviet Union
1:06.56
Men's sprint
details
Sergei Kopylov
  Soviet Union
Lutz Hesslich
  East Germany
Detlef Uibel
  East Germany
Men's individual pursuit
details
Detlef Macha
  East Germany
4:47.78
Dainis Leipinch
  Soviet Union
4:55.19
Maurizio Bidinost
  Italy
4:49.40
Men's team pursuit
details
  East Germany
Detlef Macha
Bernd Dittert
Axel Grosser
Volker Winkler
  Soviet Union
Alexandre Krasnov
Viktor Manakov
Alexandre Kulikov
Nikolai Kuznetzov
  Czechoslovakia
Martin Penc
Ales Trcka
František Raboň
Jiri Pokorny
Men's points race
details
Lutz Haueisen
  East Germany
Leonard Harvey Nitz
  United States
Michael Marcussen
  Denmark
Men's motor-paced
details
Mattheus Pronk
  Netherlands
Rainer Podlesch
  West Germany
Max Hurzeler
   Switzerland
Men's tandem
details
  Czechoslovakia
Ivan Kucirek
Pavel Martinek
  West Germany
Dieter Giebken
Fredy Schmidtke
  Poland
Ryszard Konkolewski
Zbigniew Piątek
Women's Events
Women's sprint
details
Sheila Young
  United States
Claudine Vierstraete
  Belgium
Claudia Lommatzsch
  West Germany
Women's individual pursuit
details
Nedega Kibardina
  Soviet Union
Tamara Polyakova
  Soviet Union
Jeannie Longo
  France

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany (RDA)4116
2  Soviet Union (URS)2316
3  Netherlands (NED)2013
4  Australia (AUS)1102
  United States (USA)1102
6  Japan (JPN)1023
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1012
  France (FRA)1012
   Switzerland (SUI)1012
10  West Germany (FRG)0325
11  Italy (ITA)0224
12  Denmark (DEN)0112
13  Belgium (BEL)0101
  Canada (CAN)0101
15  Poland (POL)0011
Totals (15 nations)14141442


CompetitorsEdit

The NetherlandsEdit

The next riders were selected by the KNWU after the Dutch national championships and were published on 10 August 1981.[2]

Women
Rider Event
Erika Omen Sprint
Sandra de Nijs
Petra de Bruin Individual pursuit
Monique Kauffmann
Amateur riders
Rider Event
Ab van Asten Individual pursuit
team pursuit
points race
Erick Ge.. Motor-paced
Ab Harren team pursuit
points race
Gaby Minneboo Motor-paced
Rik Moorman team pursuit
Peter Pieters Individual pursuit
team pursuit
points race
Sjaak Pieters Sprint
Tandem
Mathé Pronk Motor-paced
John Roozenburg team pursuit
points race
Ger Slot Motor-paced
Reinier Valkenburg Sprint
1 km time trial
Tom Vrolijk Sprint
Tandem
Eric Dompeling (reserve) team pursuit
Professionals
Rider Event
Bert Oosterbosch Individual pursuit
Roy Schuiten
Herman Ponsteen (if he is fit)
Hans Vonk Points race
Martin Venix Motor-paced
René Kos
Martin Rietveld

AustraliaEdit

Men's professional
Danny Clark - men's keirin

BelgiumEdit

Women
Claudine Vierstraete - women's sprint   (eliminated Galina Tsareva in earlier round)
Gerda Sierens - women's individual pursuit

CanadaEdit

Men's amateurs
? - men's team pursuit
? - men's team pursuit
? - men's team pursuit
? - men's team pursuit

DenmarkEdit

Men's professional
Oersted - individual pursuit

Czech RepublicEdit

Women
? - women's sprint (won her qualification heat)
Hana Hotova - women's sprint (finished 2nd in qualification heat)

East GermanyEdit

Men's amateur
Detlaf Macha - amateur individual pursuit   (won qualification in 4:46.71, won final in 4:47.78)

FranceEdit

Men's amateur
Cahard - sprint (felt and broke two ribs)
Men's professional
Patrick Clerc - keirin (felt in 1st round repaches and was taken away with a brancard)

West GermanyEdit

Women
Claudia Lommatzsch - women's sprint   (qualified 1st round, qualified 2nd round, won 3rd round from Sue Novarra (2-0), quarter final.., won bronze final from Natalya Kroetsjeniskaja after 3 races)
Men's amateur
Rainer Podlesch - motor-paced   (qualified for final after winning qualification heat)
Schutz - motor-paced
Men's professional
Schultz - motor-paced

ItalyEdit

Men's amateur
Fusarpoli - motor-paced (qualified for final after winning qualification heat)
Men's professional
Borgognoni - individual pursuit
Morandi - individual pursuit
Vicino - motor-paced
Women
Rosella Gabiati - women's sprint (won 1st round from Sue Novarra)

LebanonEdit

Men's amateur
Ahmed Abdussal Gariani - sprint (lost from Rainier Valkenburg in 1st round)

PolandEdit

Men's amateur
Jan Jankiewicz - individual pursuit (lost bronze medal race from Maurizio Bidinost (5:52.01 vs 4:49.40))
Platek - sprint (won 2nd round repaches from Rainier Valkenburg)
Konkoleweski - tandem (lost from the Netherlands in first round, won the repechages)
 ? - tandem (lost from the Netherlands in first round, won the repechages)

BrazilEdit

? - men's amateur individual pursuit

Soviet UnionEdit

Women's
Galina Tsareva - women's sprint (eliminated by Claudine Vierstraete)
Natalya Kroetsjeniskaja - women's sprint (lost bronze final from Claudia Lommatzsch after 3 races)
Olga Kibardina - women's individual pursuit
Men's amateur
Goelasjvili - sprint (won 2nd round from Rainier Valkenburg)

SwitzerlandEdit

Men's amateur
Max Hurzeler - motor-paced  
Isler - sprint (lost from Rainier Valkenburg in 1st round)
Men's professional
Urs Freuler - keirin

United StatesEdit

Women
Conny Paravaskin - sprint (finished 3rd in her qualification heat)
Sheila Young - sprint   (qualified 1st round, won 2nd round from Erica Oomen, qualified 3rd round, result quarter final?)
Sue Novarra - sprint (lost 1st round from Rosella Gabiati, lost 2nd round, won 2nd round repechages from Erica Oomen, lost 3rd round from Lommatzsch (0-2))
Men's professional
Eric Heiden - individual pursuit (finished 19th and last)

See alsoEdit

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