UCI switches Track World Championships dates due to Six Nations TV clash

The International Cycling Union (UCI) and British Cycling have agreed on new dates for next year’s Track World Championships in order to avoid a television clash with the Six Nations national team rugby union tournament.

London’s Lee Valley VeloPark was due to stage the event on February 24-28 – dates that fall within the Six Nation’s staging.

However, discussions between the UCI, the London organising committee and broadcasting stakeholders have resulted in the world championships being moved to March 2-6.

UCI president Brian Cookson said: “The UCI, organisers and TV broadcasters worked hand in hand to find the best possible dates for our track flagship event, taking into account the international sporting calendar.”