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).

UCI Track Cycling World Championships
GenreTrack cycling
Location(s)Worldwide velodromes
Previous event2018
Next event2020
Organised byUCI

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.


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.


Hosts Editions hosted
 France 15
 Germany 14
 Belgium 13
 Italy 13
 Denmark 11
 Great Britain 9
 Netherlands 8
  Switzerland 8
 Spain 5
 United States 4
 Australia 3
 Canada,  Poland,
 Austria,  Czechoslovakia,  Colombia
 Hong Kong, Belarus,  Venezuela,
 Japan,  Norway,  Hungary,  Uruguay


11893 United StatesChicagoSouth Side Park3
21894 BelgiumAntwerp3
31895 GermanyCologneRiehler Radrennbahn4
41896 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome4
51897 United KingdomGlasgowCeltic Park4
61898 AustriaViennaPrater Park4
71899 CanadaMontrealVélodrome de Queen's Park4
81900 FranceParisParc des Princes4
91901 GermanyBerlinRadrennbahn Friedenau4
101902 ItalyRome4
 GermanyBerlinRadrennbahn Friedenau
111903 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome4
121904 United KingdomLondonCrystal Palace4
131905 BelgiumAntwerp4
141906  SwitzerlandGeneva4
151907 FranceParisParc des Princes4
161908 GermanyLeipzigSportplatz Leipzig4
BerlinRadrennbahn Steglitz
171909 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome4
181910 BelgiumBrussels4
191911 ItalyRome4
201912 United StatesNewarkNewark Velodrome3
211913 GermanyBerlinDeutsches Stadion4
LeipzigSportplatz Leipzig
221914 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome1
1915–1919: not held due to the WWI
231920 BelgiumAntwerp3
241921 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome3
251922 United KingdomLiverpool3
261923  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome3
271924 FranceParisParc des Princes3
281925 NetherlandsAmsterdam3
291926 ItalyMilan3
301927 GermanyCologneMüngersdorfer Radrennbahn3
ElberfeldStadion am Zoo
311928 HungaryBudapestMillenáris Sporttelep3
321929  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome3
331930 BelgiumBrusselsHeysel Stadium3
341931 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome3
351932 ItalyRomeStadio Nazionale PNF3
361933 FranceParisParc des Princes3
371934 GermanyLeipzigSportplatz Leipzig3
381935 BelgiumBrusselsHeysel Stadium3
391936  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome3
401937 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome3
411938 NetherlandsAmsterdamOlympic Stadium3
421939 ItalyMilanVelodromo Vigorelli[1]2
1940–1945: not held due to the WWII
431946  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome5
441947 FranceParisParc des Princes5
451948 NetherlandsAmsterdamOlympic Stadium5
461949 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome5
471950 BelgiumRocourtStade Vélodrome de Rocourt5
481951 ItalyMilanVelodromo Vigorelli[1]5
491952 FranceParisParc des Princes5
501953  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome5
511954 West GermanyCologneMüngersdorfer Stadion5
WuppertalStadion am Zoo
521955 ItalyMilanVelodromo Vigorelli[1]5
531956 DenmarkCopenhagenOrdrup Velodrome5
541957 BelgiumRocourtStade Vélodrome de Rocourt5
551958 FranceParisParc des Princes8
561959 NetherlandsAmsterdamOlympic Stadium8
571960 East GermanyLeipzigAlfred-Rosch-Kampfbahn8
ChemnitzChemnitz Velodrome
581961  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome8
591962 ItalyMilanVelodromo Vigorelli[1]9
601963 BelgiumRocourtStade Vélodrome de Rocourt9
611964 FranceParisParc des Princes9
621965 SpainSan SebastiánVelódromo de Anoeta9
631966 West GermanyFrankfurtWaldstadion11
641967 NetherlandsAmsterdamOlympic Stadium11
651968 ItalyRomeOlympic Velodrome11
 UruguayMontevideoAmerico Ricaldoni
661969 BelgiumAntwerpSportpaleis11
 CzechoslovakiaBrnoBrno Velodrome
671970 United KingdomLeicesterSaffron Lane Velodrome11
681971 ItalyVareseLuigi Ganna Velodrome11
691972 FranceMarseilleStade Vélodrome11
701973 SpainSan SebastiánVelódromo de Anoeta11
711974 CanadaMontrealUniversité de Montréal Velodrome11
721975 BelgiumRocourtStade Vélodrome de Rocourt11
731976 ItalyMonteroni di LecceUlivi Velodrome12
741977 VenezuelaSan CristóbalJosé de Jesús Mora Figueroa Velodrome12
751978 West GermanyMunichRadstadion12
761979 NetherlandsAmsterdamVelodrome Amsterdam12
771980 FranceBesançonStade Léo Lagrange10
781981 CzechoslovakiaBrnoBrno Velodrome14
791982 United KingdomLeicesterSaffron Lane Velodrome14
801983  SwitzerlandZürichOerlikon Velodrome14
811984 SpainBarcelonaVelòdrom d'Horta14
821985 ItalyBassano del GrappaStadio Rino Mercante14
831986 United StatesColorado Springs7-Eleven USOTC Velodrome14
841987 AustriaViennaFerry-Dusika-Hallenstadion14
851988 BelgiumGhentVlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx9
861989 FranceLyonVélodrome Georges-Préveral15
871990 JapanMaebashiGreen Dome Maebashi15
881991 GermanyStuttgartHanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle12
891992 SpainValenciaLuis Puig Velodrome6
901993 NorwayHamarVikingskipet Olympic Arena11
911994 ItalyPalermoVelodromo Paolo Borsellino11
921995 ColombiaBogotáLuis Carlos Galán Velodrome12
931996 United KingdomManchesterManchester Velodrome12
941997 AustraliaPerthPerth SpeedDome12
951998 FranceBordeauxVélodrome de Bordeaux12
961999 GermanyBerlinVelodrom12
972000 United KingdomManchesterManchester Velodrome12
982001 BelgiumAntwerpSportpaleis12
992002 DenmarkBallerupSiemens Arena15
1002003 GermanyStuttgartHanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle15
1012004 AustraliaMelbourneMelbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue15
1022005 United StatesLos AngelesVELO Sports Center15
1032006 FranceBordeauxVélodrome de Bordeaux15
1042007 SpainPalma de MallorcaPalma Arena17
1052008 United KingdomManchesterManchester Velodrome18
1062009 PolandPruszkówBGŻ Arena19
1072010 DenmarkBallerupBallerup Super Arena19
1082011 NetherlandsApeldoornOmnisport Apeldoorn19
1092012 AustraliaMelbourneMelbourne Park Multi-Purpose Venue19
1102013 BelarusMinskMinsk-Arena19
1112014 ColombiaCaliVelódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño19
1122015 FranceMontigny-le-BretonneuxVélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines19
1132016 United KingdomLondonLee Valley VeloPark19
1142017 Hong KongHong KongHong Kong Velodrome20
1152018 NetherlandsApeldoornOmnisport Apeldoorn20
1162019 PolandPruszkówBGŻ Arena20
1172020 GermanyBerlinVelodrom
1182021 TurkmenistanAshgabatAshgabat Velodrome
1192022 FranceMontigny-le-BretonneuxVélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
1202023 United KingdomGlasgowSir Chris Hoy Velodrome
1212024 DenmarkBallerupBallerup Super Arena

All-time medal table

Updated after 2019 Championships.
1 France142112126380
2 Great Britain1057966250
3 Netherlands949288274
4 Australia859171247
5 Italy798697262
6 Germany707185226
7 Soviet Union585035143
8 Belgium505250152
9 United States464343132
10 East Germany34312893
11  Switzerland333436103
12 West Germany29313090
13 Denmark283835101
14 Russia24222874
15 Spain19201453
16 Czechoslovakia1491841
17 Belarus132823
18 New Zealand12192051
19 Japan12111336
20 Poland97824
21 Colombia65011
22 Canada5191539
23 Austria571123
24 Hong Kong52310
25 China414927
26 Ukraine47314
27 Cuba44513
28 Czech Republic35715
29 Commonwealth Games Federation3238
30 Lithuania281121
31 Ireland2338
33 Mexico16411
34 Argentina151016
35 Malaysia1236
36 South Africa1214
37 Luxembourg0224
38 Greece0123
39 Barbados0112
40 Bohemia0101
44 Sweden0022
 Trinidad and Tobago0022
46 Estonia0011
 South Korea0011
Totals (49 nations)1005100210033010

Results by country

Results by event

See also


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