The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and British Cycling have agreed on the dates for next year’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London, Great-Britain.
After discussions between the UCI, the Organising Committee of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and TV broadcasters, it became apparent that the initial dates (24 to 28 February) clashed with the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament.
In order to ensure the best possible TV exposure to the event, all parties agreed to postpone the 24th edition of the open era UCI Track Cycling World Championships by one week. They will now be held from 2 to 6 March 2016.
Commenting on today’s announcement, UCI President Brian Cookson said:
“The UCI, organisers and TV broadcasters worked hand in hand to find the best possible dates for our track flagship event, taking into account the international sporting calendar. One year after the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the new Vélodrome National in Saint-Quentin, the best riders will compete in another world class venue, the Lee Valley VeloPark velodrome, London. We still have vivid memories of the track cycling raced there during the London 2012 Olympics, and last December’s UCI World Cup was also very successful. Next year’s UCI World Championships promise to be another great event.”