France to host Track World Champs
2:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014 in © Press Association 2014
The 2015 Track World Championships will take place in France's new national velodrome in Paris in February, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced.
The 5,000 capacity arena in Saint Quentin en Yvelines in south west Paris will stage the event from February 18 to 22.
UCI president Brian Cookson said: "We were very impressed by the new velodrome of Saint Quentin en Yvelines at the inauguration and are delighted that track cycling's flagship event will be staged in these state-of-the-art facilities, in front of passionate and knowledgeable spectators.
"It is without a doubt destined to become one of the landmark venues of modern cycling."
The French Cycling Federation (FFC) will organize the competition and its p resident David Lappartient said: "France is honoured by the UCI's decision. The French Cycling Federation and its stakeholders are delighted to host the UCI World Championships in our brand new national velodrome.
"Creating these globally recognised facilities was our objective at the FFC. The organisation of major cycling events is a reflection of our ambitions for the development of French cycling."
The UCI also announced the rounds of the UCI Track World Cup 2014-2015 would take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, on November 8-9, London on December 5-7 and Cali, Colombia, on January 17-18.