UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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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).

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

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 judges are provided by the UCI.

Competitions[edit]

Year Country City Velodrome
1893  United States Chicago
1894  Belgium Antwerp
1895  Germany Cologne
1896  Denmark Copenhagen
1897  United Kingdom Glasgow Celtic Park
1898  Austria Vienna
1899  Canada Montreal
1900  France Paris
1901  Germany Berlin
1902  Italy Rome
1903  Denmark Copenhagen
1904  United Kingdom London Crystal Palace
1905  Belgium Antwerp
1906   Switzerland Geneva
1907  France Paris
1908  Germany Berlin
1909  Denmark Copenhagen
1910  Belgium Brussels
1911  Italy Rome
1912  United States Newark Newark Velodrome
1913  Germany Leipzig
1914  Denmark Copenhagen
1915–1919 No championships
1920  Belgium Antwerp
1921  Denmark Copenhagen
1922  France Paris
1923   Switzerland Zürich
1924  France Paris
1925  Netherlands Amsterdam
1926  Italy Milan
1927  Germany Cologne
1928  Hungary Budapest Millenáris Sporttelep
1929   Switzerland Zürich
1930  Belgium Brussels
1931  Denmark Copenhagen
1932  Italy Rome
1933  France Paris
1934  Germany Leipzig
1935  Belgium Brussels
1936   Switzerland Zürich
1937  Denmark Copenhagen
1938  Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
1939  Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
1940–1945 No championships
1946   Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome
1947  France Paris
1948  Netherlands Amsterdam
1949  Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
1950  Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
1951  Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
1952  France Paris Parc des Princes
1953   Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome
1954  West Germany Cologne Müngersdorfer Stadion
Wuppertal Stadion am Zoo
1955  Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
1956  Denmark Copenhagen Ordrup Velodrome
1957  Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
1958  France Paris Parc des Princes
1959  Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
1960  East Germany Leipzig Alfred-Rosch-Kampfbahn
Chemnitz Chemnitz Velodrome
Year Country City Velodrome
1961   Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome
1962  Italy Milan Velodromo Vigorelli[1]
1963  Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
1964  France Paris Parc des Princes
1965  Spain San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
1966  West Germany Frankfurt Waldstadion
1967  Netherlands Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
1968  Italy Rome Olympic Velodrome
1969  Belgium Antwerp Sportpaleis
1970  United Kingdom Leicester Saffron Lane Velodrome
1971  Italy Varese Luigi Ganna Velodrome
1972  France Marseille Stade Vélodrome
1973  Spain San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
1974  Canada Montreal Université de Montréal velodrome
1975  Belgium Rocourt Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt
1976  Italy Monteroni di Lecce Ulivi Velodrome
1977  Venezuela San Cristóbal José de Jesús Mora Figueroa Velodrome
1978  West Germany Munich Munich Olympic Velodrome
1979  Netherlands Amsterdam Sloten Velodrome
1980  France Besançon Stade Léo Lagrange
1981  Czechoslovakia Brno Brno Velodrome
1982  United Kingdom Leicester Saffron Lane Velodrome
1983   Switzerland Zürich Oerlikon Velodrome
1984  Spain Barcelona Velòdrom d'Horta
1985  Italy Bassano del Grappa Rino Mercante Stadium
1986  United States Colorado Springs 7-Eleven USOTC Velodrome
1987  Austria Vienna Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion
1988  Belgium Ghent Blaarmeersen
1989  France Lyon Tête d'Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome
1990  Japan Maebashi Green Dome Maebashi
1991  Germany Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
1992  Spain Valencia Luis Puig Velodrome
1993  Norway Hamar Vikingskipet Olympic Arena
1994  Italy Palermo Paolo Borsellino Velodrome
1995  Colombia Bogotá Velódromo Luis Carlos Galán
1996  United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Velodrome
1997  Australia Perth Perth SpeedDome
1998  France Bordeaux Vélodrome de Bordeaux
1999  Germany Berlin Berlin Velodrome
2000  United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Velodrome
2001  Belgium Antwerp Sportpaleis
2002  Denmark Ballerup Siemens Arena
2003  Germany Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
2004  Australia Melbourne Vodafone Arena
2005  United States Los Angeles ADT Event Center
2006  France Bordeaux Vélodrome de Bordeaux
2007  Spain Palma de Mallorca Palma Arena
2008  United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Velodrome
2009  Poland Pruszków BGŻ Arena
2010  Denmark Ballerup Ballerup Super Arena
2011  Netherlands Apeldoorn Omnisport Apeldoorn
2012  Australia Melbourne Hisense Arena
2013  Belarus Minsk Minsk-Arena
2014  Colombia Cali Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño
2015 TBA TBA TBA
2016  United Kingdom London London Velopark

Countries[edit]

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after 2014 Championships.[2]
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 133 107 118 358
2  Great Britain 95 68 60 223
3  Netherlands 82 75 82 239
4  Italy 75 82 90 247
5  Australia 69 75 61 205
6  Germany 58 64 73 195
7  Soviet Union 58 50 35 143
8  Belgium 48 50 43 141
9  United States 41 40 37 118
10  East Germany 34 31 28 93
11   Switzerland 32 34 35 101
12  West Germany 29 31 30 90
13  Denmark 28 35 31 94
14  Spain 18 16 12 46
15  Russia 16 18 22 56
16  Czechoslovakia 14 9 18 41
17  Japan 12 8 13 33
18  Belarus 12 2 8 22
19  New Zealand 8 14 14 36
20  Poland 6 6 6 18
21  Canada 5 17 10 32
22  Austria 5 6 11 22
23  Ukraine 4 6 3 13
24  Cuba 4 4 3 11
25  Colombia 4 3 0 7
26  Czech Republic 3 4 6 13
27  Hong Kong 3 0 2 5
28  China 2 12 7 21
29  Lithuania 2 8 9 19
30  Norway 2 3 3 8
31  Ireland 2 2 2 6
32  Argentina 1 8 11 20
33  Mexico 1 5 4 10
34  South Africa 1 2 1 4
35  Luxembourg 0 2 2 4
36  Malaysia 0 2 1 3
37  Greece 0 1 2 3
38  Barbados 0 1 1 2
39  Bohemia 0 1 0 1
 Latvia 0 1 0 1
 Uruguay 0 1 0 1
42  Sweden 0 0 2 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 2 2
44  Estonia 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
 Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
 North Korea 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 910 907 905 2684

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