Track Cyclists: World Cup & World Championship qualification


Attention track cyclists!

USA Cycling wants to make you aware of the UCI's updated World Cup and World Championships qualification procedures for the 2013-2014 season. These changes went into effect February 25, 2013.

In past years, national teams and UCI track trade teams were able to attend UCI Track World Cups simply by registering for the events in which they wished to participate. Beginning with this season, some disciplines will require riders to qualify for both World Cups and the World Championships.

In those disciplines that require qualification to the World Cups, points will be earned through UCI Class 1-3 races, Continental Championships, and National Championships. The UCI Eligibility ranking is a 12-month rolling ranking that will freeze two months out from round one of the UCI Track World Cup to determine eligibility. However, points will continue to accrue for the next season during the freeze.


Important Dates:

August 9-11, 2013 – USA Cycling Elite Timed Track National Championships, Carson, CA
August 22-24, 2013 – USA Cycling Elite Mass Start Track National Championships, Rock Hill, SC
September 10, 2013 – UCI eligibility ranking is frozen to determine qualifiers for 2013-2014 World Cups
November 1-3, 2013 – Track World Cup I, Manchester, GBR
December 5-7, 2013 – Track World Cup II, Aguascalientes, MEX
January 17-19, 2014 – Track World Cup III, Location TBD
February 26 – March 2, 2014 – Track World Championships, Cali, COL

Links to more information:

UCI rules — Part III is the track section
UCI calendar — Choose “all international competitions” and “2014” and click “choice”
UCI points scales
UCI Eligibility rankings
USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC)
USA Cycling National Championships page

If you have questions, please contact USA Cycling's High Performance Director of Endurance Programs, Benjamin Sharp at or 719-434-4226.

This Article Updated May 8, 2013 @ 10:06 PM For more information contact: