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 madison. Women's events are generally shorter than men's. Events which are no longer held include the motor paced events and tandem events.

History[edit]

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.

Championships[edit]

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 Berlin Velodrome
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 LA Velodrome 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 Paris 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

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after 2018 Championships.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 141 110 124 375
2  Great Britain 104 77 65 246
3  Netherlands (details) 88 88 87 263
4  Australia (details) 79 88 70 238
5  Italy 78 85 96 259
6  Germany 69 69 82 221
7  Soviet Union 58 50 35 143
8  Belgium 50 52 48 150
9  United States 46 43 42 131
10  East Germany 34 31 28 93
11   Switzerland 33 34 36 103
12  West Germany 29 31 30 90
13  Denmark 28 37 33 98
14  Russia 23 21 26 70
15  Spain 19 19 14 52
16  Czechoslovakia 14 9 18 41
17  Belarus 13 2 8 23
18  Japan 12 10 13 35
19  New Zealand 11 19 18 48
20  Poland 9 7 7 23
21  Colombia 6 5 0 11
22  Canada 5 19 15 39
23  Austria 5 7 11 23
24  China 4 14 9 27
25  Ukraine 4 6 3 13
26  Cuba (details) 4 4 5 13
27  Czech Republic 3 5 7 15
28  Hong Kong 3 2 3 8
29  Lithuania 2 8 10 20
30  Norway 2 3 3 8
31  Ireland 2 2 2 6
32  Argentina 1 5 10 16
33  Mexico 1 6 4 11
34  Malaysia 1 2 3 6
35  South Africa 1 2 1 4
36  Luxembourg 0 2 2 4
37  Greece 0 1 2 3
38  Barbados 0 1 1 2
39  Bohemia 0 1 0 1
 Latvia 0 1 0 1
 Portugal 0 1 0 1
 Uruguay 0 1 0 1
43  Sweden 0 0 2 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 2 2
46  Estonia 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
 Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 1007 1005 1001 3013

Results by country[edit]

Results by event[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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