UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Where: Apeldoorn, Netherlands
When: February 28-March 4

The UCI Track Cycling World Championships take place in February and March, with a wide range of events over five days.

The event will take place in Holland’s, at the Omnisport Apeldoorn, which hosted its first UCI World Championships back in 2011.

Medals will be on offer across the disciplines of time trial, keirin, individual pursuit, team pursuit, points race, scratch race, sprint, team sprint, omnium and Madison.

British Cycling announced its line up for the event on Wednesday February 7, as follows:

Men’s endurance: Dan Bigham, Ed Clancy, Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter, Chris Latham, Mark Stewart, Charlie Tanfield, Ollie Wood

Women’s endurance: Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ellie Dickinson, Emily Kay, Laura Kenny, Emily Nelson

Men’s sprint: Jack Carlin, Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens, Callum Skinner, Joe Truman

Women’s sprint: Lauren Bate, Katy Marchant

The Championships which will mark the competitive return of Laura and Jason Kenny after the birth of their son in August.

Also competing will be two members of amateur team, Team KGF – Dan Bigham and Charlie Tanfield – who have impressed British Cycling enough to earn selection.

The KFG riders won the Team Pursuit at the World Cup in Minsk and Tanfield also won the individual pursuit, recording the fourth fastest time in history.

Becky James keirin 2014 track worldsGreat Britain have enjoyed extraordinary success in the World Championships in recent years, having accumulated a total of 93 medals – 43 of them gold – over the past 10 years.

The year 2016 was a particular success, with Team GB topping the medal table with five golds, one silver and three bronzes.

Following the Olympic year, 2017 was a little quieter – with five medals in total – two gold and silver and one bronze each. This wasn’t unexpected – with many of the household names either retired (Bradley Wiggins, Joanna Rowsell-Shand), shifting their attention to the road (Mark Cavendish, Owain Doull) or expecting a baby (Laura and Jason Kenny).

For 2017, the squad appears to have renewed energy – with the Kenny’s returning and new blood in the form of the Team KGF riders.

More info: TV guide | Essential guide to track cycling

External links: Official website | UCI track website | Official results from Tissot