Welcome to 2019: Cycling17.01.2019
Track and World Championships held this year
Apeldoorn, Netherlands, will stage the Track World Championships between 14 and 17 March.
After breaking the world record in the women’s 500m time trial C1 at Rio’s Olympic Velodrome last year, China’s Jieli Li will certainly be a cyclist to look out for.
The same goes for Australian Emily Petricola, who holds the world record time in the women’s 3,000m individual pursuit C4, and Great Britain’s Sophie Thornhill, who broke the women’s 1,000m time trial B world record at last year’s Worlds in Brazil.
The second big competition will be the Road World Championships held in Emmen, Netherlands, from 12-15 September.
The Road World Cup will also gather some of the world’s best across three stages. Ostend, Belgium, will be the first stop between 3 and 6 May, followed by Emmen, Netherlands, from 6-8 July and Baie-Comeau, Canada, between 15 and 19 August.
The Parapan American Games will see world and Paralympic champions competing such as Brazil’s Lauro Cesar Chaman, USA’s Shawn Morelli and Jamie Whitmore, and Canada’s Tristen Chernove.
Two other regional competitions taking place in 2019 are the Asian Track and Road Championships in Indonesia and Uzbekistan, respectively.