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2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships were the World Championship for track cycling. They took place at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany from July 30 to August 3, 2003. The championships were due to be held in Shenzhen, China, but were moved to Stuttgart following the 2003 SARS outbreak in China.

2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships logo.jpg
VenueStuttgart, Germany
Date(s) (2003-07-30 - 2003-08-03)July 30–August 3, 2003
VelodromeHanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Events15
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One of Germany's best chances of earning a gold medal was the men's team pursuit, having broken the four-minute barrier at the 2000 Olympics. However, Erfurt coach Jens Lang and his cyclist Jens Lehmann disagreed with the national team selection, and threatened with not competing with Berlin riders Robert Bartko and Guido Fulst. As a result, the German federation decided to withdraw from the team pursuit event, and later decided to suspend the Erfurt riders from the national team.[1][2]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)2226
2  Germany (GER)2013
3  Great Britain (GBR)1113
Totals (3 nations)53412

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Men's sprint
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Laurent Gané
  France
Jobie Dajka
  Australia
René Wolff
  Germany
Men's 1 km time trial
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Stefan Nimke
  Germany
1:01.599 Shane Kelly
  Australia
1:01.957 Arnaud Tournant
  France
1:02.055
Men's individual pursuit
details
Bradley Wiggins
  Great Britain
Luke Roberts
  Australia
Sergi Escobar Roure
  Spain
Men's team pursuit
details
Graeme Brown
Peter Dawson
Brett Lancaster
Luke Roberts

  Australia
Rob Hayles
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins
Bryan Steel
  Great Britain
Fabien Merciris
Jérôme Neuville
Franck Perque
Fabien Sanchez
  France
Men's team sprint
details
Carsten Bergemann
Jens Fiedler
René Wolff

  Germany
Mickaël Bourgain
Laurent Gané
Arnaud Tournant
  France
Chris Hoy
Craig MacLean
Jamie Staff
  Great Britain
Men's keirin
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Laurent Gané
  France
Jobie Dajka
  Australia
Barry Forde
  Barbados
Men's scratch
details
Franco Marvulli
   Switzerland
Robert Sassone
  France
Jean Pierre van Zyl
  South Africa
Men's points race
details
Franz Stocher
  Austria
77 Joan Llaneras
  Spain
74 Jos Pronk
  Netherlands
70
Men's madison
details
Bruno Risi
Franco Marvulli
   Switzerland
13 Gregory Henderson
Hayden Roulston
  New Zealand
5 Juan Curuchet
Walter Pérez
  Argentina
5
Women's Events
Women's sprint
details
Svetlana Grankovskaya
  Russia
Natallia Tsylinskaya
  Belarus
Nancy Contreras
  Mexico
Women's 500 m time trial
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Natallia Tsylinskaya
  Belarus
34.078 Nancy Contreras
  Mexico
34.516 Jiang Cuihua
  China
34.746
Women's individual pursuit
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Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel
  Netherlands
Katie Mactier
  Australia
Olga Sliusareva
  Russia
Women's keirin
details
Svetlana Grankovskaya
  Russia
Anna Meares
  Australia
Oxana Grishina
  Russia
Women's scratch
details
Olga Sliusareva
  Russia
Rochelle Gilmore
  Australia
Adrie Visser
  Netherlands
Women's points race
details
Olga Sliusareva
  Russia
27 Edita Kubelskienė
  Lithuania
19 Yoanka González
  Cuba
16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ German pursuit team out - Valkerie Mangnall, Cycling News, 1 August 2003
  2. ^ Can Germany get back on track? - Cycling News, 20 August 2004

External linksEdit