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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
Previous event2018
Next event2020
Organised byUCI
Websitehttps://www.uci.org/track/events/uci-track-cycling-world-championships
2019

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

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after 2019 Championships.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France142112126380
2  Great Britain1057966250
3  Netherlands949288274
4  Australia859171247
5  Italy798697262
6  Germany707185226
7  Soviet Union585035143
8  Belgium505250152
9  United States464343132
10  East Germany34312893
11   Switzerland333436103
12  West Germany29313090
13  Denmark283835101
14  Russia24222874
15  Spain19201453
16  Czechoslovakia1491841
17  Belarus132823
18  New Zealand12192051
19  Japan12111336
20  Poland97824
21  Colombia65011
22  Canada5191539
23  Austria571123
24  Hong Kong52310
25  China414927
26  Ukraine47314
27  Cuba44513
28  Czech Republic35715
29  Commonwealth Games Federation3238
30  Lithuania281121
31  Ireland2338
  Norway2338
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)1005100210033010

Results by countryEdit

Results by eventEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  Media related to UCI Track World Championships at Wikimedia Commons

  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.