Track events get major overhaul in new UCI rule change

Track omnium will now feature four instead of six events, with all individual timed events dropped - Changes in format of keirin, team pursuit, time trials, team sprint


Laura Trott of Great Britain leads the omnium elimination race in a dominant gold-medal winning performance

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced a raft of changes to track events to "create more spectator-friendly racing".

As part of the changes, the multi-discipline omnium track event has been radically overhauled, with the number of included events dropping from six to four as all individual, timed rounds are dropped. The omnium will also take place all on one day, rather than over two days as it currently does.

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