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.

 

Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. In that time he has written product reviews, features 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. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.