|UCI Track Cycling World Championships|
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).
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.
The Union Cycliste Internationale is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland.
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.
In the track time trial, a track cycling event, cyclists compete individually against the clock to record the fastest time over the specified distance from a standing start.
Keirin – literally "racing cycle" – is a form of motor-paced cycle racing in which track cyclists sprint for victory following a speed-controlled start behind a motorized or non-motorized pacer. It was developed in Japan around 1948 for gambling purposes and became an official event at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
The individual pursuit is a track cycling event where two cyclists begin the race from a stationary position on opposite sides of the track. The event is held over 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) for men and 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) for women. The two riders start at the same time and set off to complete the race distance in the fastest time. They will ride on the pursuit line at the bottom of the track in order to find the fastest line. This race makes for a good spectacle as the two riders pursue each other attempting to catch the other rider who started on the other side of the track. If the catch is achieved, then the successful pursuer is declared the winner. However, they can continue to ride the rest of the race distance in order to set the fastest time in a qualifying race or a record in a final.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
|1||1893||Chicago||South Side Park||3|
|7||1899||Montreal||Vélodrome de Queen's Park||4|
|8||1900||Paris||Parc des Princes||4|
|15||1907||Paris||Parc des Princes||4|
|1915–1919: not held due to the WWI|
|27||1924||Paris||Parc des Princes||3|
|Elberfeld||Stadion am Zoo|
|35||1932||Rome||Stadio Nazionale PNF||3|
|36||1933||Paris||Parc des Princes||3|
|1940–1945: not held due to the WWII|
|44||1947||Paris||Parc des Princes||5|
|47||1950||Rocourt||Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt||5|
|49||1952||Paris||Parc des Princes||5|
|Wuppertal||Stadion am Zoo|
|54||1957||Rocourt||Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt||5|
|55||1958||Paris||Parc des Princes||8|
|60||1963||Rocourt||Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt||9|
|61||1964||Paris||Parc des Princes||9|
|62||1965||San Sebastián||Velódromo de Anoeta||9|
|67||1970||Leicester||Saffron Lane Velodrome||11|
|68||1971||Varese||Luigi Ganna Velodrome||11|
|70||1973||San Sebastián||Velódromo de Anoeta||11|
|71||1974||Montreal||Université de Montréal Velodrome||11|
|72||1975||Rocourt||Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt||11|
|73||1976||Monteroni di Lecce||Ulivi Velodrome||12|
|74||1977||San Cristóbal||José de Jesús Mora Figueroa Velodrome||12|
|77||1980||Besançon||Stade Léo Lagrange||10|
|79||1982||Leicester||Saffron Lane Velodrome||14|
|82||1985||Bassano del Grappa||Stadio Rino Mercante||14|
|83||1986||Colorado Springs||7-Eleven USOTC Velodrome||14|
|85||1988||Ghent||Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx||9|
|87||1990||Maebashi||Green Dome Maebashi||15|
|89||1992||Valencia||Luis Puig Velodrome||6|
|90||1993||Hamar||Vikingskipet Olympic Arena||11|
|91||1994||Palermo||Velodromo Paolo Borsellino||11|
|92||1995||Bogotá||Luis Carlos Galán Velodrome||12|
|95||1998||Bordeaux||Vélodrome de Bordeaux||12|
|101||2004||Melbourne||Melbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue||15|
|102||2005||Los Angeles||VELO Sports Center||15|
|103||2006||Bordeaux||Vélodrome de Bordeaux||15|
|104||2007||Palma de Mallorca||Palma Arena||17|
|107||2010||Ballerup||Ballerup Super Arena||19|
|109||2012||Melbourne||Melbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue||19|
|111||2014||Cali||Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño||19|
|112||2015||Montigny-le-Bretonneux||Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines||19|
|113||2016||London||Lee Valley VeloPark||19|
|114||2017||Hong Kong||Hong Kong Velodrome||20|
|119||2022||To be determined|
|120||2023||Glasgow||Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome|
|Totals (49 nations)||1005||1002||1003||3010|
This page details Argentina's participation at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, the highest level of competition with professional track cycling. Winners of the World Championships are entitled to wear the rainbow jersey within their respective discipline for the following period of one year. Past World Champions are typically signified by with rainbow edging or piping on their jersey and shorts.
This page is an overview of the Australia at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
The UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Men's 1 km Time Trial is the world championship track cycling time trial event for men, held annually at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Arnaud Tournant of France, Chris Hoy of Great Britain and Stefan Nimke of Germany share the record of most wins with four each.
The UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Men's individual pursuit is the world championship individual pursuit event held annually at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Between its inception and 1992, the men's individual pursuit was separated into two events; one for professionals at 5,000 metres (5,500 yd) and one for amateurs at 4,000 m (4,400 yd). From 1993, all competitors competed in one open event of 4,000 m (4,400 yd). It was first held at the 1939 championships, but had to be abandoned upon the outbreak of World War II, so the first complete competition was at the 1946 championships.
The UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Men's keirin is the world championship Keirin event held annually at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. It was first held at the 1980 championships in Besançon, France. As of 2012, Chris Hoy from Great Britain has the most titles with four.
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This page is an overview of the Netherlands at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
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