UCI to apply for three new cycling events in 2016 Games

Laura Trott in elimination race, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day five

The Union Cycliste International (UCI) will apply for three new events to be included in the cycling program at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

At a meeting at Louisville, USA the UCI's management committee supported a proposal for the addition of a points race (track), eliminator race (mtb) and BMX freestyle.

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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.