UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

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The UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships are the world championships for track cycling where athletes with a physical disability compete, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

The Championships were earlier administered by the International Paralympic Committee.[1][2][3] The UCI and the IPC organized the 2006 IPC Cycling World Championships. The first UCI Para-cycling World Championships took place in 2007.[1]

The UCI awards a gold medal and a rainbow jersey to the winner and silver and bronze medals to the second and third.

Championships[edit]

Year City Country Date Velodrome No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
2007
(details)
Bordeaux  France August – August
2009
(details)[4]
Manchester  United Kingdom 6 November – 8 November Manchester Velodrome
2011
(details)[5]
Montichiari  Italy 11 March – 13 March Montichiari Velodrome
2012
(details)[6]
Carson  United States 9 February – 12 February ADT Event Center
2014
(details)[7]
Aguascalientes  Mexico 10-13 April Aguascalientes Bicentenary Velodrome

Classification[edit]

The classification system was reclassified in 2010/2011, and first used for the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.[8][9]

Sport class[10][11]
  • Cycling
    • C1 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
    • C2 - locomotor disability: Neurological, decrease in muscle strength, or amputation
    • C3 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
    • C4 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
    • C5 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
  • Tandem
  • Tricycle
    • Tricycle T1
    • Tricycle T2
  • Handbike
    • Handbike H1
    • Handbike H2
    • Handbike H3
    • Handbike H4
    • Handbike H5

History[edit]

UCI classification was earlier divided into these disability categories: locomotor, cerebral palsy, visually impaired, handcycling. Each category have separate classifications.[12][13]

  • Locomotor disability (LC)
    • LC 1 -
    • LC 2 -
    • LC 3 -
    • LC 4 -
  • Visual impairment (B/VI) - Use a tandem bicycle. A team, one athlete with a visual impairment and one sighted teammate (a pilot).[14]
    • B1 - from a total lack of sight, to limited light perception with the inability to recognise shapes
    • B2 - more sight than B1, to a visual acuity of 2/60 and/or a field of vision of less than 5 degrees.
    • B3 - more sight than B2, up to a visual acuity of 6/60 and/or a field of vision of less than 20 degrees.
  • Handcycling (HC)
    • A -
    • B -
    • C -

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