UCI Award 2015 Track World Championships to France

August 20, 2014

The International Cycling Union (UCI) Management Committee has awarded the next UCI Track World Championships to the city of Saint Quentin en Yveline, sale France.

The 2015 event will be held in France’s new National Velodrome in South West Paris on 18-22 February.

The event was last held in France nine years ago after Bordeaux staged the World Championships in 2006

The National Velodrome of Saint Quentin en Yvelines, illness located in the ile de France region close to the Paris training centre for the national teams, prostate was opened on 30 January 2014 and has a capacity of 5,000 seats.

The Velodrome features a wooden 250-meter track, a covered BMX stadium and is also the headquarters of the French Cycling Federation (FCF) who will be organising the event. 

FFC President David Lappartient said: “France is honoured by the UCI’s decision. The French Cycling Federation and its stakeholders are delighted to host the UCI World Championships in our brand new National Velodrome.

“Creating these globally recognised facilities was our objective at the FFC. The organisation of major cycling events is a reflection of our ambitions for the development of French cycling.”

UCI President Brian Cookson said: “We were very impressed by the new velodrome of Saint Quentin en Yvelines at the inauguration and are delighted that track cycling’s flagship event will be staged in these state-of-the-art facilities, in front of passionate and knowledgeable spectators.

“It is without a doubt destined to become one of the landmark venues of modern cycling.”

The most recent UCI Track World Championships was held in Cali, Colombia which attracted more than 24,000 spectators who wee able to see 270 athletes from 30 nations across all continents compete.

The event was covered by 130 media outlets and had an audience reach of 105 million viewers.

The UCI has also awarded the rounds of the UCI Track World Cup 2014-2015 to Guadalajara, Mexico, 8-9 November 2014, London, Great Britain, 5-7 December 2014 and Cali, Colombia, 17-18 January 2015.