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UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

The UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships are the world championships for track cycling where athletes with a physical disability compete, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

The Championships were earlier administered by the International Paralympic Committee.[1][2][3] The UCI and the IPC organized the 2006 IPC Cycling World Championships. The first UCI Para-cycling World Championships took place in 2007.[1]

The UCI awards a gold medal and a rainbow jersey to the winner and silver and bronze medals to the second and third.

Championships

Year City Country Date Velodrome No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
2007
(details)
Bordeaux 23x15px France August – August
2009
(details)[4]
Manchester 23x15px United Kingdom 6 November – 8 November Manchester Velodrome
2011
(details)[5]
Montichiari 23x15px Italy 11 March – 13 March Montichiari Velodrome
2012
(details)[6]
Carson 23x15px United States 9 February – 12 February ADT Event Center
2014
(details)[7]
Aguascalientes 23x15px Mexico 10-13 April Aguascalientes Bicentenary Velodrome
2015
(details)
Apeldoorn 23x15px Netherlands 26-29 March

Classification

The classification system was reclassified in 2010/2011, and first used for the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.[8][9]

Sport class[10][11]
  • Cycling
    • C1 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
    • C2 - locomotor disability: Neurological, decrease in muscle strength, or amputation
    • C3 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
    • C4 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
    • C5 - locomotor disability: Neurological, or amputation
  • Tandem
  • Tricycle
    • Tricycle T1
    • Tricycle T2
  • Handbike
    • Handbike H1
    • Handbike H2
    • Handbike H3
    • Handbike H4
    • Handbike H5

History

UCI classification was earlier divided into these disability categories: locomotor, cerebral palsy, visually impaired, handcycling. Each category have separate classifications.[12][13]

  • Locomotor disability (LC)
    • LC 1 -
    • LC 2 -
    • LC 3 -
    • LC 4 -
  • Visual impairment (B/VI) - Use a tandem bicycle. A team, one athlete with a visual impairment and one sighted teammate (a pilot).[14]
    • B1 - from a total lack of sight, to limited light perception with the inability to recognise shapes
    • B2 - more sight than B1, to a visual acuity of 2/60 and/or a field of vision of less than 5 degrees.
    • B3 - more sight than B2, up to a visual acuity of 6/60 and/or a field of vision of less than 20 degrees.
  • Handcycling (HC)
    • A -
    • B -
    • C -

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