2016 Track Cycling World Championships

2016 Track Cycling World Championships

- February 19, 2016

As we move toward the end of the first quarter of the year, the anticipation for the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships gets higher. This year, the event will be held at London, England between 2-6 March 2016. Over 300 cyclists from over 30 countries are expected to join the distinguished competition.

Participating Nations to Watch Out for in the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships

At the end of the Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong last January 2016, Great Britain took home the overall champion title. Top athletes for the GB team included Olympic champion Laura Trott who took home the Omnium gold on the final day of the event along with the silver medals she won in the scratch race and team pursuit squad categories. The gold medal won by GB’s men’s sprint team – which included Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner – also helped to secure their overall victory in the Track Cycling World Cup series. The said cyclists are set to join 17 other athletes to compete in the forthcoming UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

After their notable performance in the Track Cycling World Cup, the Australian team is expected to be among the leading squads in the Track Cycling World Championships. 20-year-old Patrick Constable from Australia won his first major international elite competition when he took home the gold medal in the men’s sprint event. Fellow Australian Matthew Glaetzer is also expected to perform well in the Track Cycling World Championships after finishing with 255 points in the recently concluded Track Cycling World Cup.

Notable Cyclists to Watch Out for in the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships

2014 Omnium World Champion Thomas Boudat is back in the spotlight after winning the overall World Cup title in Hong Kong. The French cyclist is expected to dominate the forthcoming Track Cycling World Championships after accumulating a total of 322 points from a variety of track cycling events. On the other hand, Shuang Guo may be China’s dark horse after dominating the Track Cycling World Cup with 367 points. With these two cyclists strong performances in sight, it will be a great time to get in on the action and place bets on track cycling!

UCI Track Cycling World Championships Schedule of Events

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Session 1: 1:00pm

  • Men’s team pursuit (qualifying)
  • Women’s individual pursuit (qualifying)
  • Men’s team sprint (qualifying)
  • Women’s team sprint (qualifying)

Session 2: 6:30pm

  • Men’s scratch race (final, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s individual pursuit (finals, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s team sprint (finals, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s team sprint (finals, medal ceremony)

Thursday 3 March 2016

Session 1: 1:00pm

  • Women’s team pursuit (qualifying)
  • Women’s keirin (round 1, repechage)
  • Men’s kilometre time trial (final, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s team pursuit (round 1)

Session 2: 7pm

  • Women’s keirin (round 2, finals, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s scratch (final, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s team pursuit (finals, medal ceremony)

Friday 4 March 2016

Session 1: 9:00am

  • Men’s sprint (qualifying, 1/16 finals, 1/8 finals and 1/8 finals repechage)
  • Men’s omnium (scratch)
  • Men’s individual pursuit qualifying

Session 2: 2:30pm

  • Women’s 500m time trial (finals, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s team pursuit (round 1)
  • Men’s omnium (pursuit)

Session 3: 7pm

  • Men’s points race (final, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s individual pursuit (finals, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s team pursuit (finals, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s omnium (elimination)

Saturday 5 March 2016

Session 1: 10am

  • Women’s sprint (qualifying, 1/16 finals, 1/8 finals and 1/8 finals repechage)
  • Women’s omnium (scratch)
  • Men’s omnium (kilometre time trial)

Session 2: 2:45pm

  • Men’s sprint (quarter-finals, 5-8 places)
  • Men’s omnium (flying lap)
  • Women’s omnium (pursuit)

Session 3: 7pm

  • Men’s sprint (semi-finals, finals, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s points race (final, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s omnium (points race, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s omnium (elimination)

Sunday 6 March 2016

Session 1: 10am

  • Women’s sprint (quarter-finals, 5-8 places)
  • Men’s keirin (round 1, repechage)Women’s omnium (500m time trial, flying lap)

Session 2: 2pm

  • Women’s sprint (semi-finals, finals, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s keirin (round 2, finals, medal ceremony)
  • Women’s (omnium points, medal ceremony)
  • Men’s Madison (final, medal ceremony)

The History of Track Cycling World Championships

The 2016 Track Cycling World Championships in London will be the 124th edition of the sports event. With the first edition held back in 1893, this track cycling event has broken through two World Wars (1915-1919 and 1940-1945). The first seven years of the championships were organised Union Cycliste Internationale’s predecessor, the International Cycling Association.

Through the years, track cycling sports events have evolved along with the developments in technology and society. The amateur and professional cyclists were separated in 1895 until 1992. Most of these amateur and professional events were held in the same venue. Until after World War II, the Track Cycling World Championships were limited to motor-paced and sprint events.

Long before there were cycling betting websites, there was a time when only men were allowed to compete in the Track Cycling World Championships. This changed when in 1958, the organisation added women’s racing events. Initially, women competed in the sprint and individual pursuit events, but as the years went by, more categories were added for female cyclists.

The Track Cycling World Championships have been held for over a hundred years, but surprisingly, this year’s edition will only be the second time that London will host the event. Hosting the sports event for a total of 15 times, France is the favourite venue for the Track Cycling World Championships. Meanwhile, Belgium, Germany and Italy follows France with 13 events each.

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