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).
A world championship is generally an international competition open to elite competitors from around the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport, game, or ability.
Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes using track bicycles.
A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such as respiratory disorders, blindness, epilepsy and sleep disorders.
The Championships were earlier administered by the International Paralympic Committee.The UCI and the IPC organized the 2006 IPC Cycling World Championships. The first UCI Para-cycling World Championships took place in 2007.
The UCI awards a gold medal and a rainbow jersey to the winner and silver and bronze medals to the second and third.
The rainbow jersey is the distinctive jersey worn by the reigning world champion in a cycling discipline, since 1927. The jersey is predominantly white with five horizontal bands in the UCI colours around the chest. From the bottom up the colours are: green, yellow, black, red and blue; the same colours that appear in the rings on the Olympic flag. The tradition is applied to all disciplines, including road racing, track racing, cyclo-cross, BMX, Trials and the disciplines within mountain biking. The jersey is produced by Santini SMS since 1994.
|Aigle||11–13 September||World Cycling Centre|
|Manchester||6–8 November||Manchester Velodrome||24||23||97+27|
|Montichiari||11–13 March||Montichiari Velodrome||22||27||190+47|
|Carson||9–12 February||ADT Event Center||31||261+35|
|Aguascalientes||10–13 April||Aguascalientes Bicentenary Velodrome||28||122+27|
|Apeldoorn||26–29 March||Omnisport Apeldoorn||30||153+37|
|Montichiari||17–20 March||Montichiari Velodrome||31||31||172+43|
|Los Angeles||2–5 March||VELO Sports Center||29||20||74+19|
|Rio de Janeiro||22–25 March||Rio Olympic Velodrome||31||28||155+37|
|Milton||Mattamy National Cycling Centre|
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).
The UCI world championships are annual competitions promoted by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to determine world champion cyclists. They are held in several different styles of racing, in a different country each year. Championship winners wear a white jersey with coloured bands around the chest for the following year. The similarity to the colours of a rainbow gives them the colloquial name of "the rainbow jersey." The first three individuals or teams in each championship win gold, silver and bronze medals. Former world champions are allowed to wear a trim to their collar and sleeves in the same pattern as the rainbow jersey.
Dame Sarah Joanne Storey, is a British road and track racing cyclist and former swimmer. She is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both sports, and six times British (able-bodied) national track champion. Her total of fourteen gold medals makes her the most successful female British Paralympian of all time.
The 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships were the World Championships for track cycling where athletes with a physical disability competed in 2011. The Championships took place at the Montichiari Velodrome in Montichiari, Italy from 11 to 13 March 2011.
C1 is a para-cycling classification. Union Cycliste Internationale recommends this be coded as MC1 or WC1.
In paralympic sport, C2 is a para-cycling classification. The UCI recommends this be coded as MC2 or WC2.
C4 is a para-cycling classification. It includes people with lower limb impairments or issues with lower limb functionality. Disability groups covered by this classification include people with cerebral palsy, amputations and other lower limb impairments. The responsibility for this classification passed from the IPC to the UCI in September 2006.
C5 is a para-cycling classification. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recommends this be coded as MC5 or WC5.
H3 is a para-cycling classification. The UCI recommends this be coded as MH3 or WH3.
H2 is a para-cycling classification. The Union Cycliste Internationale recommends this be coded as MH2 or WH2.
H4 is a para-cycling classification. The UCI recommends this be coded as MH4 or WH4.
Tandem is a para-cycling classification for cyclists that require a sighted pilot for a non-sighted rider. The UCI recommends this be coded as MB or WB.
T2 is a para-cycling classification. The class is for cyclists with more moderate loss of stability and function compared to T1. It includes people with a variety of different types of disabilities including cerebral palsy. This class uses tricycles and competes at the Paralympic Games in road events only and is governed by the by Union Cycliste Internationale.
Monica Bascio is an American Paralympic cross-country skier, biathlete and handcyclist. Making her Paralympic debut at the Paralympic Winter Games Torino 2006, she has competed in a total of four Paralympic Games. At London 2012, Bascio secured two silver medals in handcycling. She was named the United States Olympic Committee’s Paralympic Sportswoman of the Year in 2013.
The UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships are the world championships for road cycling where athletes with a physical disability compete, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The 2016 UCI World Tour was a competition that included 27 road cycling events throughout the 2016 men's cycling season. It was the eighth edition of the ranking system launched by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 2009. The competition started with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under on 19 January, and concluded with Il Lombardia on 1 October. Spain's Alejandro Valverde was the two-times defending champion.
H5 is a para-cycling classification. The UCI recommends this be coded as MH5 or WH5.
Shawn Cheshire is an American para-athlete and United States Army military veteran. Cheshire has competed at the National and International levels in multiple para-sports, including adaptive rowing, adaptive biathlon, tandem road para-cycling, and tandem track para-cycling.
The 2006 IPC Cycling World Championships were the 2nd World Championships for track and road cycling for athletes with a physical disability. The Championships took place in Aigle, Switzerland from 11–18 September 2006, with track events on the first three days of competition, time trials on days 4 and 5, and road races on days 6 and 7.
Cycling at the 2020 Summer Paralympics will take part in two separate locations. Between the dates of 26th to 29th August, track cycling will take place at the Izu Velodrome and from 1st to 4th September, road cycling will take place on the Fuji Speedway.