The 2012 Union Cycliste Internationale Track Cycling World Championships kick off on Wednesday April 4 for five days of racing at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

This year’s World Championships have added resonance as they represent the last chance for riders to make an impression in top-level competition ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games in July and August.

Great Britain fields a full-strength squad, including all of the nation’s Olympic hopefuls.

We will be covering the 2012 Track World Championships in full on www.cyclingweekly.com with daily reports, latest news, analysis and photo galleries.

Track World Championships 2012: Details
When: April 4-8 2012
Where: Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia

Track World Championships 2012: Live text coverage

Cycling Weekly’s rolling live text coverage of the Track World Championships

Track World Championships 2012: Reports

Track World Championships 2012: Results

Day five: Hoy blasts to impossible keirin win

Day four: Trott takes second gold but the Hoy-Kenny conundrum continues

Day three: Pendleton wins sixth and final sprint title on day of fantasy sprinting

Day two: Consistency key for Britain as they dominate team pursuit

Day two: Great Britain break team pursuit world record (again)

Day one summary: Two golds for Great Britain on a night of surprises

Day one: Great Britain break team pursuit world record to win gold

Track World Championships 2012: Galleries

Day five photo gallery

Day four photo gallery

Day three photo gallery

Day two photo gallery

Day one photo gallery

Track World Championships 2012: Latest news

Hindes set to make Worlds debut in team sprint

Bobridge and co. ready for team pursuit showdown

Team GB warming up for final Olympic test

Pendleton and Meares: The great rivalry continues

British team pursuiters set fast practice pace

British squad announced for crucial Track World Championships

London Track World Cup 2012: Coverage index

Sir Chris Hoy: 80 medals and counting

Track World Championships 2012: Schedule (finals)
Wednesday April 4
Men’s team pursuit
Women’s team sprint
Men’s team sprint
Men’s 15km scratch race

Thursday April 5
Women’s team pursuit
Men’s kilometre time trial
Women’s 25km points race

Friday April 6
Women’s 10km scratch race
Men’s omnium final
Women’s sprint

Saturday April 7
Women’s omnium final
Women’s keirin
Men’s 40km points race
Men’s sprint

Sunday April 8
Women’s individual pursuit
Women’s 500 metre time trial
Men’s keirin
Men’s 50km Madison

Track World Championships 2012: Great Britain team

Team GB rider profiles>>

Sprint
Matt Crampton
Philip Hindes
Sir Chris Hoy
Jason Kenny

Victoria Pendleton
Jess Varnish

Endurance
Steven Burke
Ed Clancy
Pete Kennaugh
Ben Swift
Andrew Tennant
Geraint Thomas

Wendy Houvenaghel
Dani King
Joanna Rowsell
Laura Trott

Track World Championships 2012: TV schedule
British Eurosport
Wednesday April 4, 10.00-12.30, Day one LIVE coverage, British Eurosport
Wednesday April 4, 16.00-17.30, Day one highlights, British Eurosport

Thursday April 5, 10.00-14.30, Day two LIVE coverage, British Eurosport
Thursday April 5, 16.00-17.25, Day two highlights, British Eurosport

Friday April 6, 10.00-14.30, Day three LIVE coverage, British Eurosport
Friday April 6, 19.40-21.15, Day three highlights, British Eurosport

Saturday April 7, 10.00-14.00, Day four LIVE coverage, British Eurosport
Saturday April 7, 19.00-20.15, Day four highlights, British Eurosport

Sunday April 8, 10.00-13.10, Day five LIVE coverage, British Eurosport
Monday April 9, 9.30-10.30, Day five highlights, British Eurosport

BBC
Wednesday April 4, 10.00-12.25, Day one LIVE, BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website

Thursday April 5, 10.00-14.00, Day two LIVE, BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website

Friday April 6, 10.00-12.05, Day three LIVE, BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website

Saturday April 7, 10.00-12.10, Day four LIVE, BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website

Sunday April 8, 10.00-11.30, Day five LIVE, BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website
Sunday April 8, 14.30-17.00, Day five highlights, BBC Two/BBC Sport website

Related links

Team GB: London 2012 Olympic cyclists’ profiles

Cycling Weekly’s dummies’ guide to track racing (includes list of current world champions)