2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships logo.jpg
Host city Melbourne, Australia
Date(s)  (2012-04-04 - 2012-04-08)4–8 April 2012
Velodrome Hisense Arena
Events 19
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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]

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, Danielle 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]

Schedule[edit]

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

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Events
Sprint[9]
details
 Grégory Baugé
France (FRA)
 Jason Kenny
Great Britain (GBR)
 Chris Hoy
Great Britain (GBR)
1 km time trial[10]
details
 Stefan Nimke
Germany (GER)
1:00.082 WR  Michaël D'Almeida
France (FRA)
1:00.509  Simon van Velthooven
New Zealand (NZL)
1:00.543
Individual pursuit[11]
details
 Michael Hepburn
Australia (AUS)
4:15.839  Jack Bobridge
Australia (AUS)
4:16.313  Westley Gough
New Zealand (NZL)
4:16.945
Team pursuit[12]
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 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]
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 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 (GBR)
 Maximilian Levy
Germany (GER)
 Jason Kenny
Great Britain (GBR)
Scratch[15]
details
 Ben Swift
Great Britain (GBR)
 Nolan Hoffman
South Africa (RSA)
 Wim Stroetinga
Netherlands (NED)
Points race[16]
details
 Cameron Meyer
Australia (AUS)
33  Ben Swift
Great Britain (GBR)
32  Kenny De Ketele
Belgium (BEL)
30
Madison[17]
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 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 (AUS)
 Zachary Bell
Canada (CAN)
 Lasse Norman Hansen
Denmark (DEN)
Women's Events
Sprint[19]
details
 Victoria Pendleton
Great Britain (GBR)
 Simona Krupeckaitė
Lithuania (LTU)
 Anna Meares
Australia (AUS)
500 m time trial
details
 Anna Meares
Australia (AUS)
33.010 WR  Miriam Welte
Germany (GER)
33.626  Jessica Varnish
Great Britain (GBR)
33.999
Individual pursuit[20]
details
 Alison Shanks
New Zealand (NZL)
3:30.199  Wendy Houvenaghel
Great Britain (GBR)
3:32.340  Ashlee Ankudinoff
Australia (AUS)
3:33.593
Team pursuit[21]
details
 Great Britain
Danielle 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]
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 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 (AUS)
 Ekaterina Gnidenko
Russia (RUS)
 Kristina Vogel
Germany (GER)
Scratch[24]
details
 Katarzyna Pawłowska
Poland (POL)
 Melissa Hoskins
Australia (AUS)
 Kelly Druyts
Belgium (BEL)
Points race[25]
details
 Anastasia Chulkova
Russia (RUS)
31  Jasmin Glaesser
Canada (CAN)
28  Caroline Ryan
Ireland (IRL)
24
Omnium[26]
details
 Laura Trott
Great Britain (GBR)
 Annette Edmondson
Australia (AUS)
 Sarah Hammer
United States (USA)
  • Shaded events are non-Olympic
  • Cyclists marked (*) raced in qualification round only

Medal table[edit]

After 19 events.[27]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 6 6 3 15
2  Great Britain 6 4 3 13
3  Germany 2 2 1 5
4  France 1 2 0 3
5  Russia 1 1 0 2
6  New Zealand 1 0 4 5
7  Belgium 1 0 2 3
8  Poland 1 0 0 1
9  Canada 0 2 1 3
10  Lithuania 0 1 0 1
 South Africa 0 1 0 1
12  China 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Ireland 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 19 19 19 57

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