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Apeldoorn to stage 2018 Track Cycling World Championships

Apeldoorn to stage 2018 Track Cycling World Championships
By PA Sport

16/04/2017 at 09:55Updated 16/04/2017 at 10:17

Apeldoorn in Holland will host the 2018 Track Cycling World Championships, the UCI has announced.

Apeldoorn in Holland will host the 2018 Track Cycling World Championships, the UCI has announced.

Cycling's world governing body announced on Sunday that the Omnisport Arena will stage the 2018 championships from February 28 to March 4.

The venues for the Track World Cup series are yet to be confirmed, with six possible dates listed in a provisional calendar for the 2017-18 season on the UCI website.

The National Cycling Centre in Manchester, home of British Cycling, is expected to stage one of the Track World Cups, most likely in November, but confirmation is still to come.

The 2017 Track World Championships concluded in Hong Kong on Sunday.

The UCI said: "Following a very successful 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong, track cycling's flagship event returns to Europe in 2018.

"The 2018 edition will take place in Apeldoorn, Netherlands."

Apeldoorn hosted the 2011 Track World Championships and is now a regular venue on the Track World Cup circuit, which most recently visited Manchester in November 2013.

The Dutch city also hosted the 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships.

Britain hosted the Track World Cup series in London (December 2014) and in Glasgow (November 2016).

And the 2016 Track World Championships took place at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London, formerly known as the Olympic Velodrome.

The venue for the 2019 Track World Championships is still to be decided, but it has already been announced that the 2020 event will take place in Berlin prior to the Tokyo Olympics.

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