2015 Track World Championships head to Paris

2015 track world championships awarded to France's new national velodrome. - World Cup venues announced late in the season - Two rounds in south America - London hosts world cup in December

Omnium points race, European Track Championships 2010, day two
(Image credit: ANDY JONES)

The track world championships return to France next February for the first time in nine years. The new velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines in south west Paris will host its first international competition between February 18-22,  as the track championships return to central Europe for the first time since 2011.

France's new national velodrome opened this spring and has a capacity of 5,000 seats. Bordeaux held the world championships in 2006.

The UCI's world cup and world championship locations were only announced this week. South American venues - Mexico and Colombia - will host rounds one and three with London hosting round two - its second world cup - in early December.

World Cup 1 - Guadalajara, Mexico. November 8-9, 2014

World Cup 2 - London, Great Britain. December 5-7, 2014

World Cup 3 - Cali, Colombia. January 17-18, 2015

World Championships - Paris, France. February 18-22, 2015

Organisers behind a Mexican bid for the world championships had earlier this year announced in a YouTube video that they were to host the 2015 world championships, although it's believe the UCI were holding out for a European bidder, hence the delay.

While national teams had the world cup dates in their diaries they did not know the locations (except for London) until this week. The British track team will travel to Guadaloupe for the senior European track championships in October.

 

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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 


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