Track cycling is a fast-paced, hard fought competition that involves a variety of team and individual events, requiring athletes to display their speed, power, endurance and tactics around the 43-degree banked track. The closeness of spectators to the track and the speed of the cyclists creates an exciting atmosphere. It combines speed, tactics – and bikes are fixed-gear and have no brakes.
- The first Track Cycling World Championships were held in 1893 in Chicago
- In its 122-year history, the world championships have visited 23 countries including Japan, Colombia and Venezuela. France has hosted the event 15 times
- Track Cycling has been an Olympic Sport since 1896
Days of competition: 6 days
Competition dates: 18–23 September
Medal events: 10
Competition venue: Velodrome