UCI confirm new format for the omnium

Olympics news

With a little over two years to go before the London Olympics the sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) has finally confirmed the format for the omnium.

The event was introduced to the Olympic track programme last year during the shake-up that brought equality across men's and women's track events. The omnium - for men and women - came in along with the women's keirin, team sprint and team pursuit in place of the individual pursuits, points races, and men's Madison.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.