Track cycling: 2018 in figures

Dec 11, 2018, 15:25 PM

2: For the second time, after 2016, the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships took place at the UCI World Cycling Centre. Some 330 athletes from 44 countries competed at the Centre’s velodrome, which also houses the UCI headquarters, in Aigle, Switzerland.

3 Junior world records were broken at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships: in the Men’s 3km individual pursuit (Russian Lev Gonov in 3'11''143), the Women’s 500m time trial (Germany’s Lea Sophie Friedrich in 33''922) and the Men’s 1km time trial (Australian Thomas Cornish in 1'00"498).

48.007 kilometres is the new Women’s UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot established by Vittoria Bussi on September 13th.  The day after abandoning an initial attempt at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes (Mexico,) the Italian took to the boards again and managed to ride 27 metres further than American Evelyn Stevens who had held the record for two-and-a-half years.

6 rounds make up the 2018-2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. After Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), Milton (Canada), Berlin (Germany) and London (Great Britain) in 2018, the series continues in January 2019 in Cambridge (New Zealand) then Hong Kong (China).

6 is also the number of years that Australian Matthew Glaetzer had to wait between his two titles of UCI World Champion: team sprint in 2012 and individual sprint in 2018.

3’20”060 is the time Chloe Dygert Owen took to cover 3km and establish the Women’s world record during the individual pursuit final at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The American rider beat her own record, set earlier in the day during qualifying!

10 is the number of years that Germany’s Roger Kluge has been trying to win a rainbow jersey. 2018 was his year. Together with Theo Reinhardt, he claimed victory in the Madison at the Apeldoorn Worlds: “Finally the jersey I've been looking for since 2008,” said the delighted 32-year-old afterwards.

4 medals (three gold and a silver) for Kirsten Wild at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. In other words, she won a third of the Netherlands’ total medal haul, including over half of their gold medals!

12 medals – including five gold - for the Netherlands, who headed the medals table at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. The Orange team was followed by Germany with six medals (four gold) and Great Britain.

2014 was the last time Barbados and Jamaica were represented at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, but both nations were back in 2018, each with a rider competing in at least one round of the series.

1: for the first time in the history of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, para-cycling events are included in the competition programme at one of the events:  the fourth round in London.