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UCI Track Cycling World Championships

The UCI Track Cycling World Championships are the set of world championship events for the various disciplines and distances in track cycling. They are regulated by the Union Cycliste Internationale. Before 1900, they were administered by the UCI's predecessor, the International Cycling Association (ICA).

UCI Track Cycling World Championships
StatusActive
GenreTrack cycling
Date(s)February–April
FrequencyAnnually
Location(s)Worldwide velodromes
Inaugurated1893 (United States Chicago)
Previous event2018 (Netherlands Apeldoorn)
Next event2020 (Germany Berlin)
Organised byUCI
Websitehttps://www.uci.org/track/events/uci-track-cycling-world-championships
2019 (Poland Pruszków)

Current events include: time trial, keirin, individual pursuit, team pursuit, points race, scratch race, sprint, team sprint, omnium and madison. Women's events are generally shorter than men's. Events which are no longer held include the motor paced events and tandem events.

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HistoryEdit

World championships were first held in 1893, in Chicago, under the ICA. They were for amateurs. Separate professional races were held from 1895, in Cologne. Amateurs and professionals competed in separate events until 1993, after which they raced together in "open" races. Championships are open to riders selected by their national cycling association. They compete in the colours of their country.

The winner of ICA championships received a gold medal. The UCI awards a gold medal and a rainbow jersey to the winner. Silver and bronze medals are awarded to the second and third place contestants. World champions wear their rainbow jersey until the following year's championship, but they may wear it only in the type of event in which they won it. Former champions can wear rainbow cuffs to their everyday jerseys.

World track championships are allocated to different countries each year. They are run by that country's national cycling association, although the top referees (President of the Commissaire's panel - PCP, Secretary, Starter, and Judge Referee) are International Commissaires appointed by the UCI.

HostsEdit

Hosts Editions hosted
  France 15
  Germany 14
  Belgium 13
  Italy 13
  Denmark 11
  United Kingdom 9
  Netherlands 8
   Switzerland 8
  Spain 5
  United States 4
  Australia 3
  Canada,   Poland,
  Austria,   Czechoslovakia,   Colombia
2
  Hong Kong,   Belarus,   Venezuela,
  Japan,   Norway,   Hungary,   Uruguay
1

ChampionshipsEdit

Number Year Country City Velodrome Events
1 1893   United States Chicago South Side Park
2 1894   Belgium Antwerp
3 1895   Germany Cologne Riehler Radrennbahn [de]
4 1896   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
5 1897   United Kingdom Glasgow Celtic Park
6 1898   Austria Vienna Prater Park
7 1899   Canada Montreal Vélodrome de Queen's Park
8 1900   France Paris Parc des Princes
9 1901   Germany Berlin Radrennbahn Friedenau [de]
10 1902   Italy Rome
  Germany Berlin Radrennbahn Friedenau [de]
11 1903   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
12 1904   United Kingdom London Crystal Palace
13 1905   Belgium Antwerp
14 1906    Switzerland Geneva
15 1907   France Paris Parc des Princes
16 1908   Germany Leipzig Sportplatz Leipzig [de]
Berlin Radrennbahn Steglitz [de]
17 1909   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
18 1910   Belgium Brussels
19 1911   Italy Rome
20 1912   United States Newark Newark Velodrome
21 1913   Germany Berlin Deutsches Stadion
Leipzig Sportplatz Leipzig [de]
22 1914   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
1915–1919: not held due to the WWI
23 1920   Belgium Antwerp
24 1921   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
25 1922   United Kingdom Liverpool
  France Paris
26 1923    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
27 1924   France Paris Parc des Princes
28 1925   Netherlands Amsterdam
29 1926   Italy Milan
Turin
30 1927   Germany Cologne Müngersdorfer Radrennbahn [de]
Elberfeld Stadion am Zoo
31 1928   Hungary Budapest Millenáris Sporttelep
32 1929    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
33 1930   Belgium Brussels Heysel Stadium
34 1931   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
35 1932   Italy Rome Stadio Nazionale PNF
36 1933   France Paris Parc des Princes
37 1934   Germany Leipzig Sportplatz Leipzig [de]
38 1935   Belgium Brussels Heysel Stadium
39 1936    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
40 1937   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
41 1938   Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
42 1939   Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
1940–1945: not held due to the WWII
43 1946    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
44 1947   France Paris Parc des Princes
45 1948   Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
46 1949   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
47 1950   Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
48 1951   Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
49 1952   France Paris Parc des Princes
50 1953    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
51 1954   West Germany Cologne Müngersdorfer Stadion
Wuppertal Stadion am Zoo
52 1955   Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
53 1956   Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
54 1957   Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
55 1958   France Paris Parc des Princes
56 1959   Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
57 1960   East Germany Leipzig Alfred-Rosch-Kampfbahn
Chemnitz Chemnitz Velodrome
58 1961    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
59 1962   Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
60 1963   Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
61 1964   France Paris Parc des Princes
62 1965   Spain San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
63 1966   West Germany Frankfurt Waldstadion
64 1967   Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
65 1968   Italy Rome Olympic Velodrome
  Uruguay Montevideo Americo Ricaldoni
66 1969   Belgium Antwerp Sportpaleis
  Czechoslovakia Brno Brno Velodrome
67 1970   United Kingdom Leicester Saffron Lane Velodrome
68 1971   Italy Varese Luigi Ganna Velodrome
69 1972   France Marseille Stade Vélodrome
70 1973   Spain San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
71 1974   Canada Montreal Université de Montréal Velodrome
72 1975   Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
73 1976   Italy Monteroni di Lecce Ulivi Velodrome
74 1977   Venezuela San Cristóbal José de Jesús Mora Figueroa Velodrome [es]
75 1978   West Germany Munich Radstadion
76 1979   Netherlands Amsterdam Velodrome Amsterdam [nl]
77 1980   France Besançon Stade Léo Lagrange
78 1981   Czechoslovakia Brno Brno Velodrome
79 1982   United Kingdom Leicester Saffron Lane Velodrome
80 1983    Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome [fr]
81 1984   Spain Barcelona Velòdrom d'Horta
82 1985   Italy Bassano del Grappa Stadio Rino Mercante
83 1986   United States Colorado Springs 7-Eleven USOTC Velodrome
84 1987   Austria Vienna Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion
85 1988   Belgium Ghent Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx [nl]
86 1989   France Lyon Vélodrome Georges-Préveral [fr]
87 1990   Japan Maebashi Green Dome Maebashi
88 1991   Germany Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
89 1992   Spain Valencia Luis Puig Velodrome
90 1993   Norway Hamar Vikingskipet Olympic Arena
91 1994   Italy Palermo Velodromo Paolo Borsellino
92 1995   Colombia Bogotá Luis Carlos Galán Velodrome
93 1996   United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Velodrome
94 1997   Australia Perth Perth SpeedDome
95 1998   France Bordeaux Vélodrome de Bordeaux
96 1999   Germany Berlin Velodrom
97 2000   United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Velodrome
98 2001   Belgium Antwerp Sportpaleis
99 2002   Denmark Ballerup Siemens Arena
100 2003   Germany Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
101 2004   Australia Melbourne Melbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue
102 2005   United States Los Angeles VELO Sports Center 15
103 2006   France Bordeaux Vélodrome de Bordeaux 15
104 2007   Spain Palma de Mallorca Palma Arena 17
105 2008   United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Velodrome 18
106 2009   Poland Pruszków BGŻ Arena 19
107 2010   Denmark Ballerup Ballerup Super Arena 19
108 2011   Netherlands Apeldoorn Omnisport Apeldoorn 19
109 2012   Australia Melbourne Melbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue 19
110 2013   Belarus Minsk Minsk-Arena 19
111 2014   Colombia Cali Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño 19
112 2015   France Montigny-le-Bretonneux Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 19
113 2016   United Kingdom London Lee Valley VeloPark 19
114 2017   Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Velodrome 20
115 2018   Netherlands Apeldoorn Omnisport Apeldoorn 20
116 2019   Poland Pruszków BGŻ Arena
117 2020   Germany Berlin Velodrom
118 2021   Turkmenistan Ashgabat Ashgabat Velodrome
119 2022 To be determined
120 2023   Scotland Glasgow Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after 2018 Championships.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France141110124375
2  Great Britain1047765246
3  Netherlands888887263
4  Australia798870237
5  Italy788596259
6  Germany696982220
7  Soviet Union585035143
8  Belgium505248150
9  United States464342131
10  East Germany34312893
11   Switzerland333436103
12  West Germany29313090
13  Denmark28373398
14  Russia23212670
15  Spain19191452
16  Czechoslovakia1491841
17  Belarus132823
18  Japan12101335
19  New Zealand11191848
20  Poland97723
21  Colombia65011
22  Canada5191539
23  Austria571123
24  China414927
25  Ukraine46313
26  Cuba44513
27  Czech Republic35715
28  Commonwealth Games Federation3238
29  Lithuania281121
30  Norway2338
31  Ireland2226
32  Hong Kong2136
33  Mexico16411
34  Argentina151016
35  Malaysia1236
36  South Africa1214
37  Luxembourg0224
38  Greece0123
39  Barbados0112
40  Bohemia0101
  Latvia0101
  Portugal0101
  Uruguay0101
44  Sweden0022
  Trinidad and Tobago0022
46  Estonia0011
  Kazakhstan0011
  Liechtenstein0011
  South Korea0011
Totals (49 nations)9849819832948

Results by countryEdit

Results by eventEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Williams, Richard (21 March 2014). "Historic Vigorelli velodrome rescued by volunteers who fought off inertia". theguardian.com. Retrieved 22 March 2014.

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