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2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships was the World Championships for track cycling in 2012. They took place in Melbourne, Australia from 4 to 8 April 2012. The championships took place in the Hisense Arena which previously hosted the world championships in 2004 and from 2008 to 2010 a round of the World Cup as well as the track cycling at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[1]

2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships logo.jpg
VenueMelbourne, Australia
Date(s) (2012-04-04 - 2012-04-08)4–8 April 2012
VelodromeHisense Arena
Events19
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The championships were also the final ranking event for the purposes of Olympic qualification.[2] Ten of the nineteen World Championship disciplines are replicated at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

The championships were dominated by the rivalry between Australia and Great Britain, who shared 12 of the 19 gold medals available between them, including in eight of the ten Olympic events. Australia won the greatest total number of medals (15). while the British team led in Olympic events. Of the other nations, only Germany won more than one gold medal.[3]

Several World Records were broken during the championship. Kristina Vogel and Miriam Welte started the hunt with a new record in the qualifying of the Team sprint, just to break the record once again during the final.[4] Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke and Geraint Thomas followed up with a new record during the Team pursuit final.[5] At the Women's Team pursuit competition, Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell set a new record during the qualifying but were even one second faster during the final.[6] During the last day of the competition, Anna Meares set the last new world record in the 500 m time trial race on her way to the gold medal.[7]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

The competition days will be split in Afternoon and Evening Sessions.[8]

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Sprint[9]
details
Grégory Baugé
  France
Jason Kenny
  Great Britain
Chris Hoy
  Great Britain
1 km time trial[10]
details
Stefan Nimke
  Germany
1:00.082 WR Michaël D'Almeida
  France
1:00.509 Simon van Velthooven
  New Zealand
1:00.543
Individual pursuit[11]
details
Michael Hepburn
  Australia
4:15.839 Jack Bobridge
  Australia
4:16.313 Westley Gough
  New Zealand
4:16.945
Team pursuit[12]
details
  Great Britain
Ed Clancy
Steven Burke
Peter Kennaugh
Geraint Thomas
Andrew Tennant*
3:53.295 WR   Australia
Glenn O'Shea
Jack Bobridge
Rohan Dennis
Michael Hepburn
3:53.401   New Zealand
Aaron Gate
Sam Bewley
Westley Gough
Marc Ryan
3:57.592
Team sprint[13]
details
  Australia
Shane Perkins
Scott Sunderland
Matthew Glaetzer
43.266   France
Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Michaël D'Almeida
43.267   New Zealand
Ethan Mitchell
Sam Webster
Edward Dawkins
43.812
Keirin[14]
details
Chris Hoy
  Great Britain
Maximilian Levy
  Germany
Jason Kenny
  Great Britain
Scratch[15]
details
Ben Swift
  Great Britain
Nolan Hoffman
  South Africa
Wim Stroetinga
  Netherlands
Points race[16]
details
Cameron Meyer
  Australia
33 Ben Swift
  Great Britain
32 Kenny De Ketele
  Belgium
30
Madison[17]
details
  Belgium
Kenny De Ketele
Gijs Van Hoecke
24   Great Britain
Ben Swift
Geraint Thomas
18   Australia
Leigh Howard
Cameron Meyer
11
Omnium[18]
details
Glenn O'Shea
  Australia
Zachary Bell
  Canada
Lasse Norman Hansen
  Denmark
Women's Events
Sprint[19]
details
Victoria Pendleton
  Great Britain
Simona Krupeckaitė
  Lithuania
Anna Meares
  Australia
500 m time trial
details
Anna Meares
  Australia
33.010 WR Miriam Welte
  Germany
33.626 Jessica Varnish
  Great Britain
33.999
Individual pursuit[20]
details
Alison Shanks
  New Zealand
3:30.199 Wendy Houvenaghel
  Great Britain
3:32.340 Ashlee Ankudinoff
  Australia
3:33.593
Team pursuit[21]
details
  Great Britain
Dani King
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
3:15.720 WR   Australia
Annette Edmondson
Melissa Hoskins
Josephine Tomic
3:16.943   Canada
Tara Whitten
Jasmin Glaesser
Gillian Carleton
3:19.529
Team sprint[22]
details
  Germany
Kristina Vogel
Miriam Welte
32.549 WR   Australia
Kaarle McCulloch
Anna Meares
32.597   China
Gong Jinjie
Guo Shuang
32.870
Keirin[23]
details
Anna Meares
  Australia
Ekaterina Gnidenko
  Russia
Kristina Vogel
  Germany
Scratch[24]
details
Katarzyna Pawłowska
  Poland
Melissa Hoskins
  Australia
Kelly Druyts
  Belgium
Points race[25]
details
Anastasia Chulkova
  Russia
31 Jasmin Glaesser
  Canada
28 Caroline Ryan
  Ireland
24
Omnium[26]
details
Laura Trott
  Great Britain
Annette Edmondson
  Australia
Sarah Hammer
  United States
  • Shaded events are non-Olympic
  • Cyclists marked (*) raced in qualification round only

Medal tableEdit

After 19 events.[27]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia (AUS)66315
2  Great Britain (GBR)64313
3  Germany (GER)2215
4  France (FRA)1203
5  Russia (RUS)1102
6  New Zealand (NZL)1045
7  Belgium (BEL)1023
8  Poland (POL)1001
9  Canada (CAN)0213
10  Lithuania (LTU)0101
  South Africa (RSA)0101
12  China (CHN)0011
  Denmark (DEN)0011
  Ireland (IRL)0011
  Netherlands (NED)0011
  United States (USA)0011
Totals (16 nations)19191957

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hisense Arena Archived October 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Event Overview Archived July 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Wizards of Oz". dailymail.co.uk. 2012-04-08.
  4. ^ "Germans snatch sprint cycling crown in record time". news.yahoo.com. 2012-04-04.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Track Cycling World Championship: Great Britain's men take team pursuit gold and set new world record". telegraph.co.uk. 2012-04-04.
  6. ^ "King 'n Co rule again". thesun.co.uk. 2012-04-05.
  7. ^ "Meares wins time trial with world record". uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. 2012-04-08.
  8. ^ Event schedule[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Men's Sprint Results[dead link]
  10. ^ Men's 1 km Time Trial Results Archived April 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Men's Individual Pursuit Results[dead link]
  12. ^ Men's Team Pursuit Results[dead link]
  13. ^ Men's Team Sprint Results Archived April 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Men's Keirin Results[dead link]
  15. ^ Men's Scratch Results Archived April 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Men's Points Race Results[dead link]
  17. ^ Men's Madison Results[dead link]
  18. ^ Men's Omnium Results[dead link]
  19. ^ Women's Sprint Results[dead link]
  20. ^ Women's Individual Pursuit Results[dead link]
  21. ^ Women's Team Pursuit Results[dead link]
  22. ^ Women's Team Sprint Results[dead link]
  23. ^ Women's Keirin Results[dead link]
  24. ^ Women's Scratch Results[dead link]
  25. ^ Women's Points Race Results[dead link]
  26. ^ Women's Omnium Results[dead link]
  27. ^ Medal Standings Archived April 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit