London awarded 2016 Track World Championships

Workmen redevelop the velodrome which was used in the London 2012 Olympic Games prior to the opening of a portion of the park to the general public on April 16, 2013
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The UCI confirms that London will host the 2016 Track World Championships.

London has been awarded the 2016 UCI Track World Championships.

The decision to hold the event at the same velodrome that was used for the 2012 Olympics was made in Florence on Wednesday.

"This is another great coup for British sport and a real legacy from London 2012," BBC Sport quotes Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson as saying.

"The capital's velodrome is a stunning, world-leading venue and I am sure the 2016 Track World Championships will have capacity crowds supporting our best cyclists ahead of the Rio Games."

The 2016 Championships start on February 24.

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