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2016 World Track Championships overview
The 2016 World Championships takes place over five days at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London, beginning on Wednesday, March 2. The men will compete across 10 events while the women ride nine – the Madison is the only remaining event that is just for the men. Gold medals will also be up for grabs in the individual and team sprints, individual and team pursuits, the Omnium, points race, scratch race, Keirin and the kilometre/500-metre time trial.
France dominated last year’s competition with five gold medals although it was Australia that took the most home with 11 in total. Germany and Russia also performed well while Great Britain had a disappointing outing in France with not a single gold medal to their name.
In any year, the Track World Championships are a major target for most riders. However, in an Olympic year, the event takes on an extra level of importance as riders look to send a message out to their rivals and their nation’s selectors.
On the track that played host to the last Olympic Games, riders will have their final chance to secure their place in this year’s Olympics in Rio. Fighting to make the selection will be riders such as Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Anna Meares, Francois Pervis, Laura Trott, Gregory Bauge, Fernando Gaviria, Theo Bos, Jolien D'hoore, Kirsten Wild and more.